One of the end credits scenes in this summer's blockbuster Ant-Man featured Captain America (Chris Evans) and The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) finally tracking down The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), whose metal arm was trapped in some sort of vice. We saw a bit more of this scene in the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Marvel's first Phase Three movie, which also revealed that The Winter Soldier is starting to get some of his memories back from his childhood with Steve Rogers. While doing press for the international release of The Martian, Sebastian Stan teased that Captain America: Civil War will shed new light on The Winter Soldier's story.
"Where we find him after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he's in a place where he is learning about himself, and he's discovering - as you saw in the last scene of The Winter Soldier, at the museum - he's starting to put the pieces together, starting to learn about the past. Where he's been. What he's done. And as you'll see in the next movie, it doesn't come without a huge price: emotionally, mentally and... yeah, it's not easy for him to learn about what he's done."
The Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes, was first revealed in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, and he returned in last year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where we learned that he was captured by Hydra and turned into The Winter Soldier. While his memories of his childhood friend Steve Rogers were presumably erased by Hydra, we did see at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier that he is finally starting to remember who he really was before his transformation. The actor also revealed that he may always have some relationship with Hydra.
"You have to remember it is the same Hydra in a sense that is responsible for him still being alive. And what happened before the movie Winter Soldier - and there will be a lot of things sort of made more clear in Civil War about what happened with him - kind of set up this relationship that he may always have with Hydra, one way or another. Because in a way they are like his second family. If that makes sense."
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing Captain America: Civil War from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have written all three Captain America movies. We know from the trailer and promo art revealed earlier this year that The Winter Soldier will be fighting alongside Captain America, as he squares off against Iron Man's team of heroes. Are you looking forward to learning more about The Winter Soldier in Captain America: Civil War?