Sebastian Stan Researched Cold War And More For CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Beyond Ed Brubaker's story arc, Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Sebastian Stan says he looked into brainwashing and more in preparation for his role in the Marvel sequel! Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 7/27/2013
Honoring Ed Brubaker's Winter Soldier storyline may have been the goal for Captain America: The Winter Soldier cast and crew, as MTV News notes, but Sebastian Stan looked into much more in preparation for his sub-titular role. When Movie Web asked the Romanian actor if his personal background played a role in his approach to Bucky Barnes, Stan says, "I was born in Romania, yeah...That's funny, because my friends used to tease me. I grew up, in some sense, in a communist country. I lived there until I was eight years old, but there were still communism. My friends would tease me and call me a red. Its funny, cause, low and behold, I end up with a Red Star on my shoulder. It was a neat little coincidence." After three to five months of physical training for long, epic fight scenes, Sebastian Stan says, "I dove into the whole cold war thing. I looked at the KGB. I looked at all kinds of spy movies, and all kinds of documentaries about that time, and what it was about. I grabbed anything from that time period. Anything about brainwashing. Just anything, cause I had the opportunity to do it. I went all over the place."

Stan researching the KGB, Cold War and even brainwashing likely indicates the Winter Soldier's backstory will translate almost directly onto the big-screen. This isn't a huge surprise, but it does, perhaps, hint that we'll see that backstory in flashbacks, where we'll also explore Black Widow's past with the soldier and more, and how it all relates to current events in the movie. For the full interview with Sebastian Stan, head over to Movie Web and also watch MTV's chat with him below.


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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch, production designer Peter Wenham, editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release on April 4, 2014. In addition to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on other iconic Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!
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NovaCorpsFan - 7/27/2013, 4:03 PM
He's gonna nail this role.
jerryblake - 7/27/2013, 4:04 PM
he should have watched "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy".
The way they treated Strong character in this movie ... sick.
militantcharles - 7/27/2013, 4:05 PM
Talk about dedication. This will be great!
MrCBM56 - 7/27/2013, 4:05 PM
Glad he's devoted about the role. Loved him as Bucky. Just have him be the MAIN villian or ANTI-hero (whatever you want to call him). I mean, his name is in the [frick]ing title. Don't do a Mandarin and have him be just a distraction.
Jollem - 7/27/2013, 4:05 PM
both evans and sebastian ain't got nuthin' on david blaine

robvillain - 7/27/2013, 4:05 PM
This is going to be good.
TheRaven20 - 7/27/2013, 4:06 PM
Can't wait for this movie
LEEE777 - 7/27/2013, 4:09 PM
Now he looks pretty cool :pp
LittleDanglyThing - 7/27/2013, 4:11 PM
I'd like to again point out that Winter Soldier looks awesome as hell. So surprised they made him look more awesome than his comic book counter part usually they screw the costume up.
Revan997 - 7/27/2013, 4:19 PM
That costume looks phenomenal!
BennyFromTheBronx - 7/27/2013, 4:25 PM
I THOUGHT IT WAS THE HEINEKEN SOLDIER WITH THE RED STAR ON HIS ARM.
Kellerw1228 - 7/27/2013, 4:34 PM
@revan I agree man
WhiteBolt - 7/27/2013, 4:36 PM
I love how WS looks. I hope we get a trailer soon.
MrMartinMarvel - 7/27/2013, 4:38 PM
He was born for this.
Reasonnnn - 7/27/2013, 4:38 PM
@TheHeat I loved the CA:WTS footage. Phase 2 are really unlike any Marvel (and/or superhero) films.
Ghostfire - 7/27/2013, 4:40 PM
So psyched for this film!!!
Dandy - 7/27/2013, 4:52 PM
I'm super excited for this film. Captain America has always been my favorite Avenger.
elcaballerooscuro92 - 7/27/2013, 5:08 PM
i bet he's as spy in real life. the perfect disguise.
RyGoR - 7/27/2013, 5:12 PM
That's it, right there boys...CA:TWS will be on some next level sh!t I mean the fact that he is getting that into character just wow I'm über excited and I was already fockin' stoked :D
Luko - 7/27/2013, 5:49 PM
pumped more than the first cap movie...
CharlesLord - 7/27/2013, 6:14 PM
getting more excited for this. i wonder if theyll go into bg with him and widow cuz i wonder how the possible love thing between steve and her is gonna play out then
WhiteBolt - 7/27/2013, 6:17 PM
@Charles

I have to ask: Where is that gif from?
AmazingFantasy - 7/27/2013, 6:20 PM
He's gonna kick Caps ass, im keen
OldBenKenobi - 7/27/2013, 6:38 PM
Cap: TWS, Thor: TDW, and DOFP are my most anticipated Marvel movies right now.
Kellerw1228 - 7/27/2013, 6:45 PM
@therealremy you hit the nail on the head dude
RPD - 7/27/2013, 6:54 PM
Seeing my favorite Marvel character on the silver screen is gonna be [frick]in' epic. Winter Soldier is the shit!
Conaan - 7/27/2013, 7:14 PM
Sorry about that, guys.

I know how much you people hate it when things "translate almost directly to the big screen".

Don't worry. I am sure that Avengers Two will feature Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch with completely wrong powers and back story so that will make up for it.
JettJagguarrr - 7/27/2013, 8:25 PM
LIKE IS SAID......MARVEL ACTORS ARE DEDICATED SOLDIERS.

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SnapperCarr - 7/27/2013, 8:31 PM
ThePowerCosmic - 7/27/2013, 8:42 PM
Conaan

Not worried about it.
GIFfreyGinsberg - 7/27/2013, 8:46 PM
Consider him for the Star Wars Abrams.., that's all I got, 'cause CA: TWS will be great! Hope you've been well NG!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 7/27/2013, 9:24 PM
Drink Goldberg-urine! Hell he looks like Whedon.
Cartoon22 - 7/27/2013, 10:44 PM
Where is the Thor and cap america and guardians footage??!!!' Can someone draw or animate or leak the footage?!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 7/27/2013, 10:53 PM
^^

A clown is sending me a text in a few that has what you need.., patience.
loki668 - 7/27/2013, 10:54 PM
Winter Soldier looks amazing so far. This film is really looking promising. Of course, had his cybernetic arm really been created in Romania, it would have a hand-pulled weed-whacker engine running it. He'd have to stop four times a day and fill it with gas before yanking the rope to re-start his arm.
SageMode - 7/27/2013, 11:19 PM
This movie is gonna be better than alot of people think it is. And SS is gonna own as Winter Soldier.
Maxi91291 - 7/27/2013, 11:55 PM
Cant wait
calin88 - 7/28/2013, 12:59 AM
@loki668
Don't talk shit about what you think you know douchebag
GUNSMITH - 7/28/2013, 3:01 AM
ROBOTICS ARE CLOSE TO MAKING A ROBOTIC ARM A REALITY ...

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