Having played Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The First Avenger and set to return as the Winter Soldier in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan has recently confirmed to Newsarama that he’s tied to a nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios.
Now, of course, whether he returns for any further appearances all depends on how Disney and Marvel decide to play it, but there’s seven more appearances that we could see from Stan in some form. Given how the Winter Soldier character develops in the comic book world, there’s a whole host of further stories that they could explore with the badass assassin. Not only does he become a hero in his own right at one point, he also goes on to don the Captain America getup when Steve Rogers is assassinated. It’s well known that Chris Evans is only contracted to three more appearances as Cap, so that opens up further possibilities for Bucky to take over from his bestest bud. Surely Marvel wouldn’t kill off Steve Rogers, though, right? Right?
Either way, Stan can be seen as the Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which gets its UK release in just a matter of weeks. I. Cannot. Wait.