Your First Look at Bucky in Captain America

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In an interview with Hero Complex, director Joe Johnston comments on the “dark side” of Bucky in his upcoming adaptation of “Captain America: The First Avenger”. According to Johnston, his version of Bucky will be more along the lines of a “Band of Brothers” soldier than Batman’s Boy Wonder. This is all thanks to actor Sebastian Stan, who plays the character, and who Johnston seems very captivated with.

Swoons Johnston:

Sebastian brought something really interesting and slightly on the dark side and really compelling to watch — when he’s on camera, you’re fascinated by watching him. In a great cast, I thought he really stood out and brought some unexpected things to the role. Everyone brought something to the movie and a lot of them brought something great but I was most pleasantly surprised by what Chris brought and what Sebastian brought in a much smaller role as Bucky.

You know, he was originally up for the lead, for the Steve Rogers role, but he didn’t have quite the same earnest, I-want-to-fight-for-my-country aura that Chris has for this role. Sebastian has a little bit of the bad boy, he’s a little bit of the James Dean type and that goes somewhat counter to the general perception of Steve Rogers. He wasn’t quite right for Captain America, but I think he’s perfect for Bucky because, really, he can have a little bit of that dark side.

Here’s that first pic of Stan as Bucky below:

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  • Juggernaut

    I think he looks the part. I like that he seems grizzled and angry. Hopefully this movie hits the mark.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! And the “Band of Brothers” analogy works well.

  • Lexavi80

    Damn!!!. Looks GREAT!!!.

    That’s the exact same direction Chris Nolan ought to take in DKR. He should cast Joseph Gordon Levitt to play Dick Grayson, a combat trained youngster whom is motivated by Batman’s mythos but doesn’t really wear the tights in the film.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I actually like that idea to a point. I’d have Dick have gone to military school after his parents died in the circus accident, and he became a troubled youth. At 17 he’s emancipated from the circus (who were his legal guardians) and moves back to Gotham and hears about Batman. Wanting to find out more about his parent’s death he finds Batman and approaches him for help. Batman says he’ll do what he can, but that isn’t good enough for Grayson and he starts to follow Batman on patrol. Batman relents finally and agrees to help him if he lets him train Dick…and the rest is history.

      • Juggernaut

        That would be awsome! Batman finding a kindred spirit and finally a partner that he was looking for and lost in Rachel.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          yeah. After Lexavi made that comment it got me thinking what a modern version of Robin would have to be like to work in the Nolanverse. That’s what I came up with. Rough around the edges but it works and still holds some of the classic stuff about the character.

          • Juggernaut

            Sounds good to me.

  • Lexavi80

    @Dedpool: True, good take, although I would go further than just military school. I would make him a marine or something. Let’s take into consideration that the average age for a marine is 19, and on the Nolanverse Dick wouldn’t have to be necessarily too young.

    Anyway, I love your side about he having a past on the circus, which makes him even more talented than a regular marine. Because of his “do not kill” moto he’s expelled from the army (because he fail on a mission or something) and that drives him to Gotham where he finds this Bat-Man on the papers and start looking after him.

    Whatever or whenever the story join this two they end up working together. But I don’t know. I guess at some point Dick will have to die because, you know, I don’t think Chris Nola’s Batman can get along with a parter. Is that or this new Robin will help him only in one mission. After that, and after learning so much from Bruce and get some sponsoring from him, he go his way to be Nightwing.

    It also occurs to me that it can be Tim Drake the one Joseph Gordon Levitt can play. A young guy with keen detective skills who is insane about Batman (maybe the little boy in Batman Begins… the one that gets Batman’s night vision device in the balcony before Scarecrow burns him) and, after reading in the papers that Batman’s a wanted man, he goes to the field to get clues to proove his inocence. When he finds Batman he’ll never get to the field but he’ll work more like a “moral compass” for Bruce Wayne not crossing the thin line between protector and vigilante.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      It’s only been about a total of 4 maybe 5 years since “Batman Begins” so I doubt it would be Tim Drake, and I don’t see Nolan skipping over Dick Grayson if he’s going to use a Robin. I didn’t want to go full military as that’s not who Dick is. The thing about Dick is that even after the tragedy of the loss of his parents he was still able to become a very positive minded person with a sense of humor and all unlike Batman. I was thinking the military school was a result of himacting out and being a wild kid. I was thinking he got tired of circus life, and wanted to see more, got into extreme sports and parkour, and such. Got arrested a couple of times for it and then ended up in military school till about 17-18. I do agree that the parntership wouldn’t work and would be a greta segway into him becoming Nightwing.

  • Lexavi80

    Ok guys, the wait is over. Check this out:

    “Well he (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has signed on to the film in a villainous role previously undisclosed until now. Levitt will be portraying Alberto Falcone aka the Holiday Killer.

    He is the estranged son of former mob boss Carmine Falcone (portrayed by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins) who returns to Gotham to take over the underworld once fiercly ruled by his father before the arrival of Batman”.

    The site ComicBookMovie is behind this story. C-O-O-L!!!!!!!

    • Juggernaut

      Cool! I mentioned that role as a possible character a few days ago. Makes sense.

    • Juggernaut

      Cool! I mentioned that role as a possible character a few days ago. Makes sense.