Sebastian Stan Recalls The Exact Moment He Was Told That Bucky Was Vanishing In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Marvel fans were floored when half their favorite heroes vanished at the end of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ but believe it or not, the actors themselves may have been even more shocked, as they weren’t informed that their characters were going to vanish until those scenes were about to be filmed.  Sebastian Stan, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes a.k.a. The Winter Soldier a.k.a. The White Wolf, recalls that he wasn’t even told by one of the directors, Joe or Anthony Russo, but rather by his stunt double.

“Wait, I — I disappear? Okay, alright. Sure. No, we’re rolling, okay? I’ll just — will you tell me after. I’ll ask you later.”

This was an abridged account delivered on the Earth’s Mightiest Show podcast.  But he recounted a longer tale earlier this year at Wizard World Philadelphia.

“I remember the day on set and James Young, who is one of my talented, glorious stuntmen … on this film, came up to me and told me what was happening.

“And I was like, ‘maybe this is it.’ And I remember Anthony [Russo] was talking to everybody, and I was like, ‘Anthony, do- OK, I’ll wait. Uh, do- am I- uh, is this it?’

“And he was like ‘No, well, you know, maybe. But not really. Well, I don’t know.’ So, that’s the way that day went.”

Bucky, as you may remember was the first hero to vanish after Thanos snapped his fingers, so Stan really had to bring the pathos.  Perhaps that wasn’t fake as it sounds as though Stan really thought this might be the end of his adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  There was also some ensuing confusion for fans, as to why his bionic arm also vanished, but let’s just chalk that up to the same reason their clothes vanished.

If you want to view all of Earth’s Mightiest Show’s interview with Stan, it’s below:

Find out Bucky’s fate next year when ‘Avengers 4’ hits theaters on May 3, 2019.


Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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