My apologies if some of this seems disjointed. I cut and pieced many of this together from a handful of ComicBook.com’s articles to make one master post for easy reading. Much of what they reference is from the videos posted via YouTube.
Sebastian Stan Wants to Direct
Avengers star Sebastian Stan wants to turn director, but the actor admits he’s still “very far, far off” from heading behind the camera.
“It’s only in the last couple years that I’ve become so in awe of directors and the moviemaking aspect. As an actor, I used to only see myself and the scenes and my contribution, but then I realized, ‘Wait a minute, you’re part of this big thing,’”
“And there’s always a sense of vision and just the way that you can tell stories visually, with sound, the whole editing [aspect], the way you can influence [a film] — it just fascinates me. Yeah, it would be nice to kind of find something that could make sense at some point, but I’m still very far, far off from that.”
Asked if he might make his directorial debut on streaming service Disney+, where Stan and Captain America co-star Anthony Mackie will lead The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Stan said with a laugh, “They’ll never, they’ll never let me. I don’t know about that. That’s a high bar.”
Sebastian Stan Reveals What Bucky Would Have Done With Time Stone in Avengers: Endgame
To say that the Winter Soldier has been some through some awful things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be something of an understatement. He went from being Steve Rogers’ best friend and an Army officer before being captured and experimented on by HYDRA and then, after falling to his presumed death, brainwashed into becoming the superpowered assassin Winter Soldier. It’s a complicated, bleak history, a history that fans might expect Bucky to want to undo if he had the chance. But, according to Sebastian Stan, there’s something else he’d do if Bucky got his hands on the Time Stone.
Stan was asked by a fan during his appearance at MCM London this weekend what Bucky would do if he had the opportunity to use the Time Stone — the Infinity Stone that has the ability to manipulate time — and it turns out, Bucky wouldn’t completely erase his history as Winter Soldier — just the assassinations.
“What would Bucky do if he got the Time Stone? Get the hell out of there!” Stan joked. “No, if he got the Time Stone of course he would go back to face himself in the ’70s and then it would have to be two Winter Soldiers, one against the other, then he would have to face himself and stop himself from creating about 864 assassinations.”
The idea that Bucky would use the stone to go back and prevent his other self from carrying out the multitudes of assassinations HYDRA and the KGB had him carry out over the years rather than stop himself from becoming the Winter Soldier in the first place is an interesting one. While it would in theory keep much of the character’s history intact, stopping some of the assassinations would likely have far-reaching impact on the MCU’s history on the whole. What’s certain is that a Winter Soldier on Winter Soldier fight would be pretty epic to see, much like watching Captain America fight himself in Avengers: Endgame was a pretty great scene itself.
Sebastian Stan Explains Bucky’s Last Interaction With Captain America in Avengers: Endgame
“When I found out that we were doing that scene, which was probably about 40 minutes before it was filmed, I said look don’t you think if this is really happening, wouldn’t there be something more to be said?” Stan said during MCM London this weekend. “But then the Russos were like, ‘Look, you guys have had that conversation, you’ve had that moment. You know what’s going to happen, you know what he’s doing.’ And so that last interaction there has got a lot of subtext, which is like ‘Alright. Here we are. I’ll see you when I see you.'”
Many fans might have an issue with the fact that Cap passed over his best friend and gave the shield to Sam instead, but Stan doesn’t see it like he’s been overlooked; instead, the actor considered that actor a minor blessing.
“I think it makes a lot of sense,” Stan said. “It is very different from the comic book. I really love the enthusiasm that so many people felt with people wanting Bucky to get the shield, but it just isn’t best for him to get the shield if you think about it… In a way, for me, Steve not giving him the shield was a way of setting him free and setting himself free. These guys have been forever in a way tied to this duty since the ‘50s and carrying on this mantle. In a way, they are both sort of free in an extent now, and Sam is a much trustworthier character.”
The actor went on to explain Bucky’s thoughts about Steve Rogers’ decision to remain in the past after it was all said and done.
“He was happy for him, obviously,” Stan explained. “This man has fought for this woman for a really long time. In my opinion, he was happy.”
Sebastian Stan Reveals His Favorite Marvel Memory With Captain America Star Chris Evans
During his appearance at MCM London this weekend, a fan asked Stan what his favorite memory with Evans is and while Stan didn’t have one specific thing, he got a bit nostalgic about the shooting of that first Captain America film in London and getting to know Evans in the process.
“I think we laughed a lot,” Stan said. “Here’s the thing about being back in London, I mean this is why it’s so, sometimes, like I was walking around yesterday, and we shot the first Captain America here. First Avenger we shot in London. And I was walking around and I remember all the places I used to go and get food at and so on and I think he and I had a really great time during that movie because I remember that was the first time we connected and the first time we were kind of exploring the friendship between the characters and we were hanging out a lot in London, so maybe any of the memories. He’s very funny.”
Sebastian Stan Says Captain America Not Giving Bucky The Shield Freed Him
It was there the actor said it makes total sense to him that Sam Wilson would take up Cap’s shield, and it all comes down to freedom.
“I think it makes a lot of sense,” Stan began.
“It is very different from the comic book. I really love the enthusiasm that so many people felt with people wanting Bucky to get the shield, but it just isn’t best for him to get the shield if you think about it.”
Continuing, Stan went on to say that Steve’s decision to pass the shield to Sam set himself free as well as Bucky.
“In a way, for me, Steve not giving him the shield was a way of setting him free and setting himself free. These guys have been forever in a way tied to this duty since the ‘50s and carrying on this mantle. In a way, they are both sort of free in an extent now, and Sam is a much trustworthier character.”