Bucky's A 'Safe Bet' To Appear In 'Captain America' Movie, Says Marvel Studios Chief

Captain AmericaNow that Marvel's logos for its stacked new lineup of superhero films are out in the open, a few new details are following suit. Today, there was confirmation that Captain America's kid sidekick Bucky will likely appear in 2011's "The First Avenger: Captain America," which Will Smith, Matthew McConaughey, and John Cena have been rumored to be candidates to star in (and Channing Tatum would love to get an audition for).

"It's a safe bet," Marvel's president of production Kevin Feige said of Bucky's inclusion during a Marvel Studios presentation this weekend, according to FirstShowing.net.

Feige name-dropped "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and writer Joe Johnston's previous film, "The Rocketeer," among the projects that he and the director were looking at to determine the feel for "The First Avenger," which will be set during World War II.

"It's the movie his entire career has been leading towards," Feige said of the the Captain America movie's significance for Johnston, who has done special effects work for both "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" films, in addition to his directorial jobs on "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "Jurassic Park III."

If Bucky does appear as the war hero Jack Kirby and Joe Simon created, you have to wonder if today's go-to young action hero Shia LaBeouf will be approached about a screen test. Though a fresh-faced and less action-experienced name like "Gossip Girl" actor Chace Crawford or "High School Musical" star Zac Efron could be a better choice, depending on what Johnston and Marvel Studios want.

Who would you like to see play Bucky in "The First Avenger: Captain America"? Are you glad to see that Marvel Studios is going to be setting the movie during World War II? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below!