In Marvel Comics history, Captain America fought alongside his teenage sidekick, James “Bucky” Barnes, before a mission gone awry separated the star-spangled superhero and his young partner. Given the duo’s place in comics canon, it’s no surprise that many fans were left scratching their heads when actors Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan were cast in the upcoming live-action “Captain America” movie as Cap and Bucky, respectively — with only a two-year age difference between them.
What would this mean for Cap’s origin? How would the story be tweaked to account for this new dynamic? These were the questions we took to the newly minted “Captain America” star during this weekend’s WonderCon.
“I actually don’t know him. I’ve never met him,” said Evans of his new co-star.
Presented with the question of the pair’s age difference in the comics, Evans appeared uncertain that the movie would go a similar route with the superhero and his sidekick.
“I don’t know if they’re going to make him younger in the movie,” he said. “The script is still going through so many changes. I really have no idea what the age difference is going to be.”
While much of the film is still in flux, Evans’ comments would seem to indicate that when Cap makes his live-action debut, fans might want to brace themselves for a slightly different twist on the hero than their accustomed to. Of course, that’s not always a bad thing.
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