WARNING: This text incorporates main SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame launched the following Captain America, nevertheless it is not Bucky Barnes. Ever since Bucky grew to become an integral a part of the MCU, many believed he would go on to take over the function as Cap after Steve Rogers’ time ran out. As a substitute, Steve handed the purple, white, and blue defend over to Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon. The choice really makes a ton of sense when digging deeper into Bucky’s arc.
The character of Bucky Barnes made his MCU debut in Captain America: The First Avenger. He was thought to have died in WWII till he reappeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier because the brainwashed HYDRA murderer, Winter Soldier. After sparring for a lot of the movie, Steve efficiently reminded his oldest buddy about his true id. It is not till the top of Captain America: Civil Battle that Bucky is granted sanctuary in Wakanda in order that that he can absolutely heal and regain his reminiscences. That is when Bucky gained the nickname “White Wolf,” which could present clues that his future will probably be way more completely different than his comedian e book background.
Bucky was launched as a sidekick to Steve Rogers in Captain America Comics #1, relationship again to 1941. He did ultimately turn into the Winter Soldier, nevertheless it wasn’t till 2008 that he took the reins as Captain America, after Steve was fatally shot. The request from Steve was made previous to his loss of life. Although Steve turned out to really survive the gunshot, he nonetheless personally supported Bucky as the brand new Captain America. It took some time, however Bucky ultimately embraced his new persona as America’s hero. So why did not the flicks observe the identical path?
Many followers would have loved seeing Bucky turn into the following Cap, however he is forging a separate id. Bucky is now the White Wolf, a reputation given to him by the Wakandan folks. There’s a White Wolf character within the comics however he does not have a lot in frequent with Bucky aside from his connection to Wakanda. The White Wolf from the comics was the adopted brother of T’Challa and he labored as a mercenary for his new house. With little backstory, there’s rather more freedom to additional develop Bucky’s White Wolf alter ego.
Within the closing scenes of Endgame, Steve Rogers travels again in time to return the Infinity Stones again of their rightful spots within the MCU timeline. Moderately than come proper again, he decides to dwell out his life together with his one real love, Peggy Carter. An previous model of Steve is then seen sitting on a bench close to the time portal as he someway knew to return to that precise spot. Bucky urges Sam to go to Steve, virtually as if the White Wolf knew what his oldest buddy was about to do. Steve labored alongside Sam many instances and there is an apparent quantity of belief between the 2. Steve passes the Captain America mantle to Sam, who’s hesitant at first however in the end accepts the defend. Sam Wilson has notably taken over as Captain America extra lately within the comics after Steve aged quickly so it appears the MCU is following extra according to that path.
Now that the plan for the following Captain America is sorted out, Marvel can absolutely painting Bucky because the full-fledged White Wolf. This, together with Sam’s journey in changing into the following Cap, will undoubtedly be the main target of the upcoming Disney+ collection, Falcon & Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are reprising their roles for the collection, which is predicted to debut throughout the first 12 months of the streaming service’s launch. Avengers: Endgame helps arrange the brand new collection however the title is now a bit complicated contemplating that Falcon and Winter Soldier are reworking into new alter egos.
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