Last November when the Avengers: Infinity War trailer went online, fans were quick point out that Bucky’s new arm looked particularly different that his previous HYDRA-made one. His new one had slits that somewhat resembled Asgard’s Destroyer armor thanks to glowing energy beneath it. And in a Q&A interview by the Russo Brothers from the set of Avengers 4, they’ve pretty much confirmed what we’ve all been thinking since an armless Bucky was moved to Wakanda, as they coyly teased:
For everyone who’s seen Captain America: Civil War, they know Bucky was taken in by T’Challa in Wakanda. I think that, you know, we catch back up with him after he’s been there for a while, and if there’s an influence on his arm, it may perhaps have to do with that country that he’s been spending time in.
So Bucky will likely have a vibranium arm. The real interesting about that is whether it’ll have a bunch of cool new features. The yellow energy in the linings closely resemble Killmonger’s Golden Jaguar armor we saw in the Black Panther trailers so I’m wondering if whether those events play into the development of Bucky’s arm. T’Challa and Killmonger have that nano-tech down. Maybe as Wakanda’s main tech advisor, Shuri saw it fit to add some extra fire power to Bucky’s arm. The Russos nonchalantly mention in the interview that Bucky will have been in Wakanda the whole time when Infinity War happens so there may be a chance that Bucky’s presence in that country relates to Killmonger’s uprising.
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