There may be countless stories of the role of Captain America being considering for other actors, but Marvel fans probably couldn’t picture anyone other than Chris Evans portraying the star-spangled Avengers.
In an interview with CNBC Make It, Sebastian Stan admitted he originally auditioned for the role of Captain America before being beaten out by Chris Evans. He was apparently told he was not “right for the part,” but was offered the role of Bucky, Captain America’s trusty sidekick, instead.
Stan says that he has no ill feeling about the rejection, saying that it ultimately “worked out” for him. The actor even went as far to say that he received a “much better role.” Of course, Bucky dies in The Captain America: The First Avenger, is resurrected as the villain in Captain America: Winter Soldier, and becomes a good guy again in Captain America: Civil War. Stan reprises the role of the sidekick-turned-Hydra Assassin-turned-badass sidekick in Avengers:Infinity War, along with short after-credits cameos in Ant-Man and Black Panther.
Stan does have some advice for anyone filling rejected. “Try not to take things personally, learn how to face rejection, no matter what you do, stay obsessed with it,” he said.
Don’t feel bad for Stan. The 35-year-old actor ‘s career appears to be on the rise, being featured in films including The Martian, and I, Tonya.
Stan, who was born in Constanta, Romania, moved to the U.S with his mother when he was very young. He later attended Rutgers University where he obtained the unfortunate nickname “Sea Bass,” according to BuzzFeed.
All signs point to Chris Evans hanging up the shield after Avengers 4, and many are wondering if Bucky Barnes/Sebastian Stan will take over the mantel of Captain America. It would follow in line with some story arcs from the comics. Of course, many characters have donned the stars in strips in replace of Steve Roger. One of the those characters includes Captain America’s other partner The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie in the MCU.
If it were up to me (and it should be pointed out that it is not) I think the Winter Soldier is far more interesting of a character than a poor man’s Cap. Falcon, on the other hand, has been a little underdeveloped, and could use an injection of super soldier serum. Plus, wouldn’t you love to see a buddy comedy featuring an Anthony Mackie Captain America alongside a Sebastian Stan Winter Soldier?