There have been a lot of pictures released of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers lately, but we've seen nothing of his sidekick Bucky Barnes played by Sebastian Stan...until now. Director Joe Johnston gave the Los Angeles Timessome insight as to how Cap's second-in-command may be different than how you've seen him in the comics:
“We took some liberties with the relationship between the two guys," Johnston said. “In our story, Bucky is already in the service, he’s already joined up and is being sent overseas while Steve is still struggling to get in the army. That’s different than what you may have read in the comics. It adds a nuance to the relationship that pays off later. They’re closer in age, too—they’re virtually the same age. That’s not the case at all if you go back to the old comics.”
In the film, both Rogers and Barnes are orphans and grow up almost as brothers. Rogers is too sickly to enlist in the service and instead he volunteers for a dangerous and secret experiment that might make him the first of an army of super-soldiers. That fact changes the physics of his friendship with Bucky, and the movie jettisons the hero’s almost paternal treatment of Bucky. This version of Bucky Barnes is less wise-cracking and more of a crack shot with his service rifle.
Sadly, there's no mention on if we'll see Bucky turn into the Winter Soldier, but you can see how Rogers' daddy-treatment of Bucky may incite some feelings of resentment in the future. Evans does squash the "nine Cap films" rumor via Les toiles Heroiques and confirms his enlisted servitude to Marvel Films. "To be honest," he says in a quote translated back from French, "it was quite intimidating to commit to nine films in a row. Thankfully, we reduced the number to six... If all goes as planned, I will be playing Captain America until I'm 40."
You can see the rest of the scans here. Captain America: The First Avenger is slated to hit theaters on July 22nd in both 2D and 3D.