Saturday, April 03, 2010

AMERICAN GRAFFITI:
Bucky Signed To 5-6 Picture Deal?

Not only has Marvel finally confirmed actor Chris Evans (The Losers, Sunshine) will play Cap in the upcoming movie, The First Avenger: Captain America, they have also nailed down the man who will be playing his WWII sidekick Bucky Barnes; Sebastian Stan. Yeah, 'Who's that?' was my gut response too.

A relative newbie, Sebastian's main claim to fame lies in stints on Gossip Girl, the short-lived Kings and the recent Hot Tub Time Machine. While Marvel will only confirm the role is Shaw's, The Hollywood Reporter claims the young actor has being signed to a 5-6 picture deal, which hints at Ed Brubaker's seminal Winter Soldier story arc been positioned for future shield-slinging sequels.

With Cap and Bucky now officially sorted, all eyes turn to who will land the roles of the other Invaders, Sharon Carter and of course The Red Skull.

2 comments:

  1. Didn't they announce Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull?

    Also, its silly if Marvel and/or the studio thinks they're going to do 5-6 Cap movies. No series ever lasts that long--they end up screwing up one of the movies and the series peters out. (See: Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc.)

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  2. Thanks for the comments Rob! Yeah 6 movies is an odd number - unless Marvel's looking at chucking him into the Avengers as well, but it's definitely a high tally like you say.

    Hugo Weaving has been listed as "in talks" to play Red Skull - but nothing official yet I don't think. Hopefully though - anyone whose seen the Matrix knows what a cold blooded villain he can play!

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