Ryan Thomason

Bucky Barnes Is No Slouch in ‘Captain America’ movie

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Captain America has been throwing his mighty shield for 70 years and his sidekick, James “Bucky” Barnes, was right there at his side in that first comic book adventure in March 1941. The Cap’s parter isn’t going to be some slappy kid sidekick though, sorry Grandpa, but this generation just doesn’t work that way.

On Sunday, for those of you theater geeks and all around anti-sports types like our leader Xopher maybe you’ll have a reason to watch the Super Bowl with me. We will get their first real look at actor Chris Evans in action as Captain America with the airing of the initial television commercial for the July 22 film — and the ad also offers a glimpse of actor Sebastian Stan (“Gossip Girl,” “Kings”) as Bucky, but this version is more “Band of Brothers“ than he is boy wonder.

“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,” Johnston said. “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.”

This much is clear: Bucky won’t be in mascot mode when he gets his first Hollywood close-up. ”Our Bucky isn’t a sidekick and there’s a darker edge. This is a much more interesting relationship.”

With all the stuff that has been coming out this week, I’m getting more excited for this movie, though, they really need to tone it down. Too much is overkill.

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