A couple of days ago I wrote a post stating how I believe Bucky Barnes is going to become Captain America in Phase 4 of the MCU but now I feel I have even more proof of that mantle passing eventually coming to fruition. Yesterday I watched Captain America: Civil War and during that climactic fight scene between Captain America, Bucky, and Iron Man there’s a moment when the century old superheroes start pummeling Iron Man like a tag team duo.
At this moment it’s these two super soldiers going to town on Iron Man but what makes this portion stand out is the fluidity of Steve and Bucky’s fighting. For that moment we see the current Captain America, Steve Rogers, give up his shield to the potential future Captain America, Bucky Barnes.
Of course, this may have just been some really awesome choreography between two superhero buddies but I don’t think it’s a coincidence how this thread of Bucky wielding Cap’s shield (for good) has happened more than once in these films.
This was just another observation I wanted to share with you and I thank you for reading. I hope you have a beautiful day.
After watching Captain America: The First Avenger the other day it struck me how far Bucky has come in the MCU. He’s been in this story since the beginning and he’s experienced so many twists and turns throughout his involvement in this franchise. I mean, now he’s dead! But since it’s pretty obvious that somehow he will be revived to fight Thanos one more time there is still an imminent doom awaiting a certain man and his name is Steve Rogers.
Captain America has graced six movies in the MCU, he’s played a central part in the overall story of the franchise, and he’s one of the most important characters…but his journey is swiftly coming to an end.
Chris Evans (Captain America) is ready to move on from the shield and start a new direction in his acting career and with him not signing any more contracts it’s pretty clear that Avengers 4 will be his final hurrah. Sebastian Stan (Bucky), however, has signed a nine movie contract with Marvel and get this; he’s only been in four movies so far! That means even after Avengers 4 he’ll return yet again for at least another four movies. Yeah, Bucky is going to be around for a while.
So with Steve Rogers’ Captain America coming to an end a new man behind the shield will have to be crowned and I have a legitimate feeling that it’s going to be Bucky.
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I have grown to like Bucky more and more throughout these past seven years since he was introduced to the MCU. When I first saw Bucky it was in The Winter Soldier and I thought he was a fascinating character. Even though I hadn’t been introduced to him in The First Avenger I found it didn’t even matter that much, considering how little they incorporated Bucky in The First Avenger in the first place. So, yeah, Bucky became more and more intriguing and now, with him returning in Avengers: Infinity War I am beyond excited to see his story continue to evolve. But before we get to that it is time to look at his evolution throughout the few movies he’s graced. Enjoy!
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
When I eventually watched The First Avenger for the first time last year I was excited. I was excited to see how Steve Rogers became Captain America, I was excited to see Peggy Carter and learn a little bit more about her back story, but most importantly, I was excited to see Bucky before he became the Hydra assassin he was forced to become and his friendship with Steve during those early years of his.
When I watched the movie by the time he “died” in the film I was legitimately disappointed in the lack of characterization they gave to his character. He was a very minor character who barely showed his face in the movie except every once in a while. In fact, judging from the movie, you wouldn’t even know how close he and Steve were because they never conveyed that simple but very important fact in the movie. It was really a waste of an amazing character and I’m glad they fixed that moving forward.
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