SPOILERS for anyone who doesn’t know anything about Captain America comics and characters from the comics.
Sebastian Stan, the actor who played Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier has signed a new nine-picture deal with Marvel.
This brings up a ton of questions about Bucky Barnes in the movie world.
In the comics, Bucky Barnes was found frozen, but preserved, much like Captain America. Unlike Cap, Bucky had amnesia and was found by the Soviets, who programmed him to be an assassin. That was the comics, and there is no word on how he was kept alive in the movies, although when he fell to his “death” in the first Captain America movie, it was in the snowy mountains.
But, a nine-picture deal seems like a lot for The Winter Soldier. Even if later joins The Avengers, he has to be appearing in a lot more than that. There is some speculation that he will eventually take over the role of Captain America from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). He did become Captain America in the comics after Steve was assassinated.
Chris Evans has a six-picture deal, of which he has appeared in four (if his cameo in Thor: The Dark World counts, which Bleeding Cool says that it doesn’t). That means that Avengers: Age of Ultron will be his fourth or fifth and the Captain America movie in 2016 could be one of the last movies of his contract. Could they go with The Death of Captain America in that movie?
Either way, The Winter Soldier will appear in what is being called the best Marvel movie to date, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, on April 4, 2014. Then, there will be a lot more Winter Soldier in the future of Marvel movies.