Having first appeared in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, Bucky Barnes has been a major player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is one of Steve Rogers' oldest friends and allies, having known him before serving in World War II. Despite apparently dying during Captain America, Barnes returned as the titular villain in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, there's a lot you might not have realized about Barnes in the MCU.
Much of what we're going to talk about in this video is going to talk about how Barnes' appearances in the comics and how the dynamic between Bucky and Steve changes following the latter's enhancement from the Super Soldier Serum. There are also, of course, a lot of influences for the name Winter Soldier springing from real life.
Check out the video below for more facts you might not have known about Barnes in the MCU.
Although Bucky Barnes appeared to have died at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, it's clear that the character will return. Some have also speculated that he might take up the mantle of Captain America in the future, particularly if Steve Rogers doesn't survive the events of Avengers: Endgame. As Marvel Studios has not yet revealed the majority of its plans for Phase Four, it's unclear how Barnes will factor into the future of the franchise.
There are reportedly plans for a limited series on Disney+, the House of Mouse's upcoming premium streaming service, focused on Winter Soldier and Sam Wilson/Falcon. However, there are few details available on that series. It's also unknown if actors Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) will reprise their roles. Regardless, the two are slated to appear in Endgame later this year.
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