In case you missed it, Marvel Studios finally gave us our first look at the upcoming Phase 4 offering Eternals which marks the debut of the newest MCU superhero team. The short teaser was part of the studio's epic sizzle reel which aims to celebrate the past, present, and future of the franchise on the big screen. Apparently, a number of MCU fans were left confused after seeing the clip which included Richard Madden, and shockingly enough, a lot of people thought he was actually Sebastian Stan.
To be fair, Madden and Stan do share quite the resemblance and a lot of people have pointed that out for years. And with Bucky Barnes now sporting a similar hairstyle as Madden's Eternals character Ikaris, the confusion will only grow stronger. In fact, one fan on Twitter even tweeted out her excitement after seeing "Bucky" in the Eternals clip which of course, turns out to be Ikaris.
Now, fans are interested to see if Ikaris and the former Winter Soldier whom a lot of fans refer to as "long lost twins" will have actual interaction in the franchise. Of course, considering both of them are now under the MCU umbrella, the chances of them meeting somewhere down the line are "inevitable". Check out some of the reactions below:
I BELIEVE IN THE SUPREMACY OF BUCKY AND IKARIS pic.twitter.com/apPaU5NbYQ— (@F4NGIRL28) May 3, 2021
When Ikaris and Bucky meets watch Sam go like "he your brother? you guys look alike"— Brian Loki era (@McuScottLang) May 3, 2021
and when bucky and ikaris meet and everybody is like is that your brother?— dog tags pr manager (@barnestags) May 3, 2021
i saw someone say “bucky” referring to ikaris pic.twitter.com/TFlIAO1Tg6— eternals (@finelineswift) May 3, 2021
Steve: Bucky?Ikaris: Who the hell is bucky https://t.co/LpW0Mb6p3E— (@HowieSoriano) May 3, 2021
ikaris and bucky if they ever meet in the mcu pic.twitter.com/pjF1Kg4mr1— julia kinda ia (@sinfulkuroo) May 3, 2021
oh you’re a fan of sebastian stan and richard madden? who’s who then? /lh pic.twitter.com/TeNJLrDJXG— ian reading KOS (@darthkenobiwan) May 3, 2021
sebastian stan and richard madden are twins and their father is mark hamill, periodt.— narsist ecevenk #MayThe4th (@buckysvodkashot) May 3, 2021
Of course, Marvel Studios couldn't afford to get both actors switched up by fans on a regular basis so I'm guessing one of them is set for an aesthetic change in the franchise just to avoid confusion. I gotta say though, a potential encounter between Bucky and Ikaris would be epic especially if Marvel addresses the running gag and the physical comparisons fans have been making between the two. That would be downright hilarious.
Meanwhile, Eternals is set for release on November 5, 2021.
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