Up next in Marvel‘s wonderful world of Comics to film is the awesome Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier that opens in theaters on April 4. Last week Nuke the Fridge‘s very own Louis Love interviewed The Winter Soldier himself Sebastian Stan. During the interview Louis asked Stan several questions about deleted scenes, his future with the Captain America movies, and much more.
Here’s how it went:
Louis Love: Hello Sebastian it’s an honor to meet and talk to you.
Sebastian Stan: It’s my pleasure!
Louis Love: How did it feel to go toe to toe against Captain America?
Sebastian Stan: It was familiar in a strange way and extremely different this time around. But he was evenly matched for once.
Louis Love: The movie is fantastic. The action sequences are great. Everything exceeded my expectations. What kind of training did you do for this? I saw knife fighting and some martial arts.
Sebastian Stan: There was a lot of fitness training for a while and after that we did close combat training that we learned with the stunt coordinator. The whole process was very repetitive, but it’s the only way to get it down. By the end of it, we felt confident going out there and doing it. It was a new problem when we got on set in terms of doing what we learned while wearing the entire costume pieces, but we adjusted to that as much as we could.
Louis Love: You proved that you’re not just a good looking dude but you can fight too…. some guys have everything.
Sebastian Stan: (laughs) Awww… well I appreciate that, it means a lot.
Louis Love: You were Captain America’s best friend, then you became enemies. How did you prepare for that?
Sebastian Stan: I felt that where the most information was to gain came from the comic books. I just mostly followed what was out there and then justified it to myself and that was the new motivation for the character.
Louis Love: Can you tell us if any scene you filmed did not make it to the final cut of the film?
Sebastian Stan: Believe it or not everything I was a witness to made it into the final cut.
Louis Love: Where does it go from here for Bucky and The Winter Soldier?
Sebastian Stan: I really don’t know. It’s a question I can’t answer. I really have no idea. It’s the same I felt after the first film. I can’t confirm or deny anything. We are just dealing with how people will react to this one and take it from there. They (Marvel) really know what they are doing.
Louis Love: You know I was looking through your IMDb page and many fans feel you can pull off playing a young Luke Skywalker. What do you think about that?
Sebastian Stan: (laughs) I think that’s great. You know I would definitely look into that. I feel that the man in charge over there (J.J. Abrams) is very specific with his choices. If the opportunity ever presented itself, I would be excited to do that.
Louis Love: Are you a Star Wars fan?
Sebastian Stan: Absolutely! That trilogy and the Back to the Future trilogy… Jurassic Park was one of the first films I’d ever seen in the theater. Yeah … big fan! I like the older stuff more then the newer.
Louis Love: Why do you think so many films from the past have such a longer impression than the new?
Sebastian Stan: Well, I would say because they felt more real. For example, just like in Captain America, they used more practical effects and less green screen. When you talk about Star Wars people built that. The sets… the whole thing. They were not so CGI dependent.
Here is the storyline for “Captain America: The Winter Solder.”
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will open in theaters on April 4th. The film stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Hayley Atwell, Emily VanCamp, Sebastian Stan, Stan Lee, Frank Grillo, Toby Jones, Garry Shandling, Georges St-Pierre, Chin Han, Callan Mulvey, Maximiliano Hernández, Bernard White, Demetrice Jackson, and Travis Allen Bush. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay from the concept and story by Ed Brubaker. Captain America was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo direct.