Thousands assemble to hear the Winter Soldier speak at MCM London Comic Con as Sebastian Stan reveals he’s “OK” with the ending of Avengers: Endgame.
WARNING: Contains Avengers: Endgame spoilers
Anticipation was running high ahead of Sebastian Stan’s main stage appearance at this year’s MCM Comic Con in London. The actor, now famous for his role as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proved a phenomenal draw with the room allowing for standing room only by the time the star made the stage.
Thousands await Sebastian Stan’s appearance on the main stage
During the course of the Q&A we discover one recurring theme with Stan’s answers. He either doesn’t know, or he can’t say. This is the unfortunate side-effect of Marvel’s dedication to secrecy. It’s tough for the interviewer and hard on the actor who, despite the inability to open up about his Marvel involvement, still manages to stay, engaging, charming and funny.
Giving some insight into the admirable forward planning of Marvel Studio’s filmmakers, Stan explains that many of his parts for Marvel’s recent cinematic triumph, ‘Avengers: Endgame‘, were shot two years ago in 2017. The only reason he knew that they would appear in ‘Endgame’ is because they weren’t in ‘Infinity War’.
Sebastian Stan from the main stage
One topic that Stan was able to elaborate on was his interpretation of of how Bucky would have felt when Steve Rogers chose to pass his iconic shield, and the Captain America mantle to Falcon. In comic book canon both Bucky and Falcon have been bestowed the honour at one time or another, and the end of ‘Endgame’ kept fans guessing which direction the story would go.
Channelling his character Stan explained that he feels that Bucky would be “OK” with the decision. He continued that it’s important to recognise the differences between the movies and the comics. That in the MCU, Bucky hasn’t quite earned the level of trust that would allow for him to take over such a prominent position.
Looking at it from another perspective Stan explained that it’s also a huge release for Bucky in many ways. The character has had a roller-coaster of a story arc throughout the duration of the MCU and for Cap’ to free him of the burden of responsibility now allows him to define his own future.
Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will be reprising their roles for a new Marvel television series provisionally titled, ‘Falcon and The Winter Soldier’, which will debut on the new Disney+ streaming service. As expected, Stan wasn’t able to provide any news related to the project which is reported to begin production later this year.