The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a fascinating place right now, as the future beyond Avengers 4 is largely a mystery. No one could have predicted the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, where Josh Brolin's Thanos succeeded in collecting the Infinity Stones and wiping out half the galaxy with the snap of his finger. Tons of heroes turned to dust, including Sebastian Stan's Bucky/ The White Wolf.
Sebastian Stan has been in the MCU since back in Captain America: The First Avenger, and he'll continue his run via Disney's streaming service with a planned series alongside Anthony Mackie's Falcon. And while cinephiles are expecting the vanished heroes to be revived during the events of Avengers 4, Stan recently revealed he doesn't know if he'll pop up. As he tells it,
Well, that's a plot twist. Sebastian Stan alleges all of this footage was filmed for Avengers: Infinity War, so he doesn't know whether or not Bucky will pop back up for the Phase Three ending blockbuster Avengers 4. Since Bucky was the first Avenger to fade to dust (and considering his long tenure in the franchise), it would be surprising if the former Winter Soldier didn't return in some capacity.
Sebastian Stan's recent comments to Collider are definitely going to surprise the Marvel fandom out there, especially those expecting the dusted characters to rise from the dead before Avengers 4 concludes. It's impossible to imagine the MCU continuing on with those characters staying dead, especially as they include fan favorites Spider-Man, Black Panther, and 3/4 of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Of course, part of the being in the MCU is keeping the shared universe's secrets. As such, Sebastian Stan and the rest of the cast are expected to keep their mouths shut about each new development. And there has been no greater mystery than WTF happened after Thanos snapped his fingers. Sebastian Stan previously hinted at his role in Avengers 4, but now he's changing his tune.
Confusing the fandom may be part of being a Marvel actor, but some stars handle this responsibility better than others. Sebastian Stan has mostly kept out of trouble, while his co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland haven't fared quite as well. Luckily Avengers 4 is still a mystery, although there are a number of months before it arrives this May.
All will be revealed when Avengers 4 arrives in theaters on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.