Sebastian Stan (Gossip Girl) has been cast to star alongside Chris Evans, as Captain America’s sidekick Bucky Barnes.
In comics history, Bucky was Rogers’ teenage sidekick, and he fought alongside Captain America in World War II. Previously believed to have died in the mission that left Captain America frozen in a block of ice, Bucky later reappeared in the modern comics universe as a brainwashed assassin. He eventually regained his memory and took up the mantle of Captain America when Rogers appeared to have been killed.
Sebastian Stan next’s big onscreen role comes in “The Apparition” later this year. He also has an unnamed role in “The Wrestler” director Darren Aronofsky’s next project, the ballet-themed thriller “Black Swan.”
“The First Avenger: Captain America” is scheduled to hit theaters July 22, 2011.