When it was first brought up that Chris Evans would be retiring his role as Captain America after Avengers: Endgame, we all knew it was only a matter of time before he handed over the responsibility to the next "Cap" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One of the obvious candidates and favorites was James "Bucky" Barnes aka The Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan. A lot of fans wanted him to take over the Captain America mantle considering the great history he shares with Steve Rogers. Ultimately, the task was given to Sam Wilson aka The Falcon played by Anthony Mackie.
And to those disappointed that Bucky didn't get the vibranium shield, Sebastian himself revealed that he wasn't in favor of Bucky becoming Captain America anyway. "Why would you give it to the guy that’s been trying to have a whole new history outside of the thing he’s been trapped by?"
Check out the interview here:
Sebastian Stan is set to return alongside Anthony Mackie in the MCU's fourth phase in The Falcon and The Winter Solider, streaming on Disney+ in 2020.