This Mid-20s Guy is Captain America's Teenage Sidekick Bucky

April 2, 2010

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Relief! We've finally got someone to play Bucky Barnes, the military-enthusiast teenage boy who always hangs around with the adult male known as Captain America. Heat Vision tells us is this guy who's apparently on Gossip Girl:

Sebastian Stan, one of the actors who tested for the title role of Marvel’s “Captain America” which ultimately went to Chris Evans, has nabbed the key role of Captain America’s sidekick Bucky Barnes.

In comic book lore, Barnes, a teenaged orphan, was too young to join the army but became one camp’s mascot. When he discovered Captain America’s identity, he joined Captain America as a partner in his Nazi-fighting escapades. The character died in Captain America’s final World War II adventure.

So soon we forget the lessons Chris O'Donnell taught us in Batman & Robin. Namely, the lesson of "don't have a 20-something guy play a teenage orphan under the care of a man in a goofy costume, when that concept is already bizarre and creepy enough when it's actually a teenager, let alone when the 'orphan' is old enough to rent a car."

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