Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
So far, Sebastian Stan‘s Bucky Barnes (a.k.a. Winter Soldier) has functioned mostly as a supporting character to Chris Evans‘ Captain America: part sidekick, part nemesis, part damsel in distress. But Captain America: Civil War gave Bucky the opportunity to mingle with some of Marvel’s other big names, with spectacularly entertaining results. Now he could reunite with one of his new acquaintances in the not-too-distant future.
Speaking at a recent event, Stan hinted Bucky might return in 2018’s Black Panther, alongside Civil War co-star Chadwick Boseman. It’ll be Bucky’s first appearance in a non-Captain America movie (unless you count that Ant-Man post-credits scene, which you shouldn’t since it was really just a clip from Captain America: Civil War). SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War follow. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
UPDATE: John Boyega will not be in Black Panther, according to his agent.
Well, at least the film still has all those other incredible stars. Our original story follows.
As it is, the cast for Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther is almost staggeringly great. In addition to Chadwick Boseman as the title character, it’s got Lupita Nyong’o as a possible love interest and Michael B. Jordan as a potential villain. Plus, there’s a decent chance Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, and Florence Kasumba could reprise their roles from previous Marvel movies.
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