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Bucky Barnes (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

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Bucky Barnes
Marvel Cinematic Universe character
First appearanceCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Portrayed bySebastian Stan
Full nameJames Buchanan Barnes
TitleSergeant (U.S. Army)
OriginBrooklyn, New York, United States
  • Metal prosthetic arms[1]
  • Captain America's shield
  • Various firearms
  • Grenade launcher
  • Knives

James Buchanan Barnes is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, he made his first appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), where he was played by Sebastian Stan.[2] Stan later returned in the movies Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) and the TV series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) and What If...? (2021–present). He will also star in the upcoming movie Thunderbolts* (2025).

Originally Steve Rogers' childhood best friend and an ally of his during World War II, Barnes falls off a cliff and is found by Hydra. They experiment on him and make him an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Barnes becomes himself again after reuniting with Rogers and going to Wakanda. He dies in the Blip and is brought back to life five years later. After Rogers' retirement, he and Sam Wilson, who becomes the new Captain America, fight the Flag Smashers.


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  1. "Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) On Screen Full Report". marvel.com. Marvel.com. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  2. "'Captain America': Sebastian Stan cast as Bucky Barnes". EW.com. Retrieved 2024-05-04.

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