Over the first three Captain America movies, 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and this year’s Captain America: Civil War, it’s become clear that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) have quite the unique friendship. It’s this friendship that actually lies at the heart of Captain America: Civil War, with Steve refusing to give up on Bucky. There have been some fans who have interpreted this relationship in a much different way, though, which Sebastian Stan recently responded to.
There have been pieces of artwork floating around the Internet which depict both Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes kissing in bed together. Last month, there was even a trending hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend that started making waves through social media after it was reported that Disney had a startling lack of LGBTQ characters in its movies released during 2015. During a recent interview with GQ, Sebastian Stan expressed his thoughts on this artwork, revealing he has no problem with it whatsoever. Here’s what he had to say below.
“Look, man, I think it’s great. Movies are for people to relate to in whatever way they want. No one here is ever going to point a finger and say what’s right and wrong. For me, it’s like, Awww. It’s cute, it’s great. If someone takes the time to think about that, that’s great. I don’t think of the character that way, though. But there’s no right or wrong answer.”
At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Bucky was taken to a cryogenic freezing facility in Black Panther‘s home country of Wakanda. We don’t know for sure if he will be back in other Marvel movies, such as the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, but when asked about a a new Captain America project, he teased an announcement is on the horizon. Here’s what he had to say about when we’ll get word of the next Captain America movie.
“There will be, I just don’t know when. It’s kind of like this weird mystery. It’s fun and nerve-wracking. The best way to describe it is that you just get a phone call one day that’s like, ‘You’re going to report to set,’ and off you go. We all get along really well, so it’s really fun. My relationship with Anthony Mackie is one of the perks of my life, knowing that man. It’s fun. It’s very collaborative. Everyone knows what the goal is; we all want to make something that’s great and different and that surprises fans. We all just assume our roles in the puzzle. There’s no drama.”
Later this year, production will begin on Avengers: Infinity War in November, with a back-to-back shoot that is rumored to last up to nine months. While no characters have been confirmed yet directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have teased that there could be upwards of 67 characters in both movies, but the directors later backed away from that figure. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with more on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as soon as more details come through.