When “Captain America: The First Avenger” hits the big screen in 2011, Chris Evans won’t be carrying the entire weight of the World War II hero’s origin story on his shoulders — he’ll have Cap’s sidekick Bucky to share the burden.
Evans spoke with MTV News at Comic-Con last week and praised the work of Sebastian Stan, the young actor chosen to join the battlefield alongside Rogers as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes in “Captain America.”
“Sebastian Stan is fantastic. He just started his first day at work. They make for a great relationship,” Evans told MTV. “So far, I think the plot line between Steve and Bucky has been fantastic.”
As Steve’s best friend and closest ally, Bucky is one of the most important characters in Captain America’s inner circle. But he’s hardly the only important character, what with an impressive cast list including Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter and Stanley Tucci as Doctor Erskine. In Evans’ point of view, establishing these characters by way of Steve’s origin story is the right way to go in winning over the audience with a compelling tale.
“An origin story is so effective in trying to set up who these people were and the relationships they had prior to these extraordinary things happening to them,” he said. “I think it could really sell the relationship between Steve and Bucky and Steve and Erskine. It’ll only pay off more in the end.”
Do you agree with Evans regarding the importance of Steve’s origin story? Do you think Stan is a good pick to play Bucky? Sound off in the comments section and on Twitter!
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