After a week in which they revealed their latest cover featuring Captain America, Black Panther, and Iron Man, confirmed that Spider-Man is in Civil War, and broke down a big scene from the film, Entertainment Weekly released the last of their current Captain America: Civil War coverage with an interview with the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan.
While there’s no denying that the first trailer for next year’s Captain America: Civil War was excellent, it’s worth noting that it was a different trailer from the one showcased by the studio at various conventions. In that one, there’s a scene in which Crossbones (Frank Grillo) telling Cap, “You know… he remembered you. Your pal… your buddy… Your Bucky.” It’s a statement that really captures the relationship between the two characters; one that proves Crossbones knows Bucky is Cap’s Achilles heel.
Even though we saw Bucky struggling to recall his memories in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a film in which we saw both Bucky & Steve fight one another, we know that he regains that at some point as both indicated by Crossbones’ speech, as well as opening of the trailer. Which will, of course, change things between the two characters going into Captain America: Civil War. Instead of seeing the two characters go against one another, we’ll see them team up in order to take on Iron Man and the government.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Stan talked about the fighting style in the film, how his character has changed since we’ve last seen him, and where his character is mentally when the film opens. You can read bits of the interview below.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What have you done so far in Civil War that’s exciting for you?
Sebastian Stan: Oh, it’s so much fun. And it can be so nerve‑wracking, too. I’m really in awe of our stunt coordinators, Sam Hargrave and James Young. We had them on Winter Soldier and they’ve just given a whole different energy to these movies. The fighting is just very grounded. It’s brutal. It’s very physical. I kind of feel like I’m really learning how to fight, to be honest!
The last time we saw you in Winter Soldier, your character was defeated, and looking at his old face, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes in a museum display about his squad in World War II.[Civil War] pretty much picks up where we last see him in the post‑credit scene in Winter Soldier. Not exactly at the museum, but it’s right around that time. It finds him right in the middle of making significant and terrifying discoveries about himself and his past. And that’s where he’s at the beginning of this movie.
Who is he now? Or is that the question he’s asking himself?
This movie certainly deals with what’s happened to him. I mean, what have we gotten as a result of Bucky and the Winter Soldier? You know, here’s the guy when you merge the two. This is what came out. To me, he’s never really going to be Bucky Barnes again. There’s going be recognizable things about him, but his path through the [experiences of] Winter Soldier is always going be there, haunting him. He recognizes his past, but at the same time he’s sort of a new character, too.
Seems like Cap’s loyalty for his old friend are even stronger than the obligation and duty he feels as a soldier. He goes against Iron Man and the governments of the world to protect him.
Absolutely. I think that’s one of the neat things about this movie and the third installment for Steve Rogers. We get to see another side of him. I mean you’d wonder, right? After so many years of being loyal and morally impenetrable and always doing the right thing that he wouldn’t somehow at some point go, ‘Man, like, what am I fighting for? What’s my life? What am I living for?’ I think this movie very much tackles those questions for Steve Rogers. He’s been questioning things I think for a long time and this is where he’s deciding to follow his instincts and not what people tell him is right or wrong.
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Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.