That little guy from Brooklyn who was too dumb not to run away from a fight. I’m following him.
I’m with you till the end of the line.
We used to be best buddies,
But now we’re not.
I wish you would tell me why…
Part of what made your Captain America run great, and the Winter Soldier reveal itself so great, was the focus on secrets. It wasn’t just a secret of who the Winter Soldier was; the more important mysteries were how the Winter Soldier came to be. And with film, it’s easy to look at the cast list and find reveals of who is who. Do you think the suspense and backstory have more weight than simple reveals?
Ed Brubaker: I think so, if they’re good, yeah. The thing about the movie is, it works because it’s not about keeping Winter Soldier’s secret from the audience, it’s about keeping it secret from Steve Rogers. So they get to have it both ways. And it’s also not the most important thing in the movie, so there’s lots of other misdirections and shocks around it. It’s just the thing that gets to the heart of Cap.
do you ever think about how it only took steve rogers saying bucky’s name to unravel 70 years worth of brainwashing because i think about this every single fucking day
what she says: i’m fine
what she means: I’m staring into a lightless abyss. Steve Rogers’ unconditional loyalty to Bucky Barnes has made me a shell of a human being; the fact that Bucky saved Steve’s life without even really knowing who he was has crushed my soul. If you’re not here to talk to me about the winter soldier, don’t talk to me at all. I’m with you til the end of the line, pal.
That’s why he doesn’t kill him. That’s why he saves him. That end scene to me was always like: ‘I don’t know what this is, I just know I’m supposed to do this right now. Whatever this is, I’m supposed to protect this for some reason.
Sebastian Stan on Bucky’s mindset when he decides not to let Steve die