So the fact that Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes place in the modern all but mitigates the possibility of any actors besides Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky/Winter Soldier) from returning. But not so says Stanley Tucci, who played super soldier serum creator Dr. Erskine in The First Avenger. He’s not referring to himself, of course, but another character from the film that Cap was very, very fond of.
While being interviewed by Collider about his role in the upcoming Bryan Singer film Jack the Giant Slayer, Tucci let slip that while he hasn’t been yet asked to cameo in the new Captain America film, his co-star Hayley Atwell, who played love interest Peggy Carter in the film, has.
“I’m really sad,” he said about not getting the nod before adding, “I know that Hayley is going back to do a flashback scene, but I have not been asked.”
Tucci counts himself as a fan of the romance between Cap and Peggy in the first film. “I really love that. I really love the relationship between the two of them,” Tucci added, but how did he find out about Atwell’s re-appearance in the Marvel Universe? “I just had dinner with [her] last night, we’ve become good friends.”
As previously reported, Revenge actress Emily VanCamp will play the leading lady in The Winter Soldier, and rumor has it the character is none other than Sharon Carter, granddaughter of Peggy. So will Cap flashback upon meeting the new Agent Carter? Or maybe Atwell’s going to put on old age make-up, as revealed in the deleted scenes of The Avengers, we know that Peggy’s still alive in 2012.
But on a final note for this story, Tucci has nothing but love for the first Captain America film. “I loved making that movie,” he explained. “I had a great time. I really like Joe Johnston. I think he’s a wonderful director. I also love the look of the film, and the tone of the film, and the character was great. I was thrilled to be able to play that. I was so sad that I died because I wanted to come back and do another one. It was great to be offered this old, German scientist. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ I couldn’t tell if I was really flattered or insulted. I don’t know.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in theaters April 4, 2014.