Avengers: Infinity War: Bucky to Debut as the Next Captain America?
Avengers: Infinity War will see Avengers going up against the Mad Titan Thanos. With total annihilation expected, heroes will have to unite themselves and fight to defend Earth.
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, getting heroes to unite themselves might be a bit difficult. It was especially because of the conflict between Steve and Tony.
The Conflict in Avengers: Infinity War
The conflict also resulted in Steve dropping his shield. Perhaps, his alter ego of Captain America. So if Steve will not be returning as Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War, will someone else take his place?
In the comic books, Steve’s best friend Bucky ended up becoming the next Captain America and here is why he would debut as Captain America in the movie as well.
If Steve does not return as Captain America, someone will have to take the legacy forward. Since Bucky is Steve’s best friend, he could step in and become the next Captain America.
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The comics revealed Steve and Bucky are taking asylum in Black Panther’s Wakanda. With Wakanda being the most technologically advanced country in the Marvel universe, Bucky would have access to some really never before seen equipment.
Chances are he will also get his own Captain America suit laced with Vibranium from Wakanda itself. Other than that he could also get a better bionic arm because he lost the previous one in a fight against Tony.
With a threat like Thanos lurking around, the Avengers will need Captain America to lead them into battle. Even if Steve does not reprise his role as the superhero, Bucky could lead the team since he too happens to be a soldier like Steve.
Steve risked everything including his own reputation and friendship with Tony to save Bucky. If Steve went through all of this trouble just for his best friend Bucky, the latter surely must be worth it.
Keeping all of this in mind, Bucky would have to become the next Captain America and honor his friend’s sacrifices for him.
Movie Web reported that Sebastian Stan posted a picture on Instagram where he holds Captain America’s shield. According to the outlet, this could be an indication that Bucky will be taking up the mantle of Captain America after Steve.
Avengers: Infinity War will release in 2018.
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