Captain America: The Winter Soldier may just be one of my very favourite Marvel movies when it comes to action. After being nothing more than a glorified red, white and blue acrobat in the first Avengers film, Captain America returned with a vengeance after having clearly eaten an entire can of super-solder spinach.
Puling off moves that sent goons flying, the good Captain was a force to be reckoned with. And when he took down an entire elevator of soldiers and went shield to cybernetic arm with the Winter Soldier, the sequel kicked things into overdrive.
What made those scenes so satisfying, is that despite the low age rating, there’s a certain sense of efficient brutality to them, with a good dose of explosive realism thrown into the mix. And according to Bucky Barnes himself, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Speaking to We Got This Covered, Sebastian Stan was quizzed on whether or not he’d like to ever pick up the shield of the first avenger. “No, I really wouldn’t, let me tell you, I think about that every day,” Stan said.
It’s so not up to me, and to be honest I really enjoy my job over there, I’m really happy going to work and doing what I do. I love the character that I have. It’s up to a lot of different things, and whatever Marvel decides, I’m game.
When asked about what audiences could expect from Captain America: Civil War, Stan replied:
Some brutal fighting, some serious, serious fighting like you haven’t really seen before in any of the other films. Which I’m really proud to say. And a whole lot of character and heart, because there’s a lot of people that are in the film, but you’re going to get a lot of character from everybody.
That’s going to be interesting. What makes Civil War a different movie, is that it’s a clash of Avengers. This time, they’re fighting each other, not Chitauri foot soldiers or Ultron drones which can be dismembered on screen and not invoke the wrath of a R-rated censor.
How the Russo Brothers balance that as they direct the flick, remains to be seen, as there’ll be a lot of faces in this film that include Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
How Bucky fits into all of that still needs to be revealed, as he didn’t exactly leave the events of the first Captain America sequel in a mentally healthy position. Captain America: Civil War is out next year on May 6.
Last Updated: September 15, 2015