Exactly one month ago today, Captain America: Civil War hit theaters, and it didn't take long for this superhero adventure to become the biggest movie of the year thus far. The movie has already taken in $389.1 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide, setting up the massive Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know where some of the characters from this ensemble will end up next, with Robert Downey Jr. already confirmed for Spider-Man: Homecoming, but we don't know where others may surface before Infinity War. During a recent convention appearance, Sebastian Stan teased that he'd like to see The Winter Soldier turn up next in the upcoming Black Panther movie.
Sebastian Stan hasn't been confirmed as part of the Black Panther cast yet, but it would be a logical step. One of the post credit scenes of Captain America: Civil War featured Captain America (Chris Evans) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in the Black Panther's home country Wakanda, where The Winter Soldier was set to be frozen once again in one of T'challa's facilities, until the Wakandan scientists could get rid of all the Hydra programming that's still in his brain. While attending the Wizard World Philadelphia convention this weekend, Sebastian Stan was asked what Marvel movie he'd like to be in. Here's what the actor had to say during the panel, which was posted to YouTube
"I don't know, man. I mean, there's obviously a very clear answer but I'm not maybe gonna say it, now. Where did he end up at the end of the movie? That's the movie he should be in. I feel like that would be the natural [answer]...But I don't know."
He doesn't come right out and say he'd like to be in the Black Panther movie, but it would be the most obvious choice, given where Bucky ends up at the end of Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Boseman is reprising his role as T'challa in Black Panther, with Michael B. Jordan recently coming aboard to play the villain, and Lupita Nyong'o in talks to play T'challa's love interest. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has teased that production will begin in early 2017, under the direction of Ryan Coogler (Creed).
There have also been rumors that Avengers: Age of Ultron star Andy Serkis will return as Ulysses Klaue in Black Panther, but his casting has yet to be confirmed. Marvel has already set a February 16, 2018 release date for Black Panther, which will debut just a few months before the highly-anticipated Avengers 3, a.k.a. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Take a look at the video from Wizard World below, and stay tuned for more on Black Panther.