As we rapidly approach the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the stars are starting to come out of hiding and promote the new movie.
Bucky Barnes actor Sebastian Stan stopped by the set of Good Morning America to talk about the upcoming Marvel Studios film and posed with an artifact of immense power for a social media post. He might want to watch his back because Thanos is on the hunt. Take a look at the photo below.
Some fans thought that Stan, alongside co-stars Paul Bettany and Karen Gillan, would be debuting a new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War during their appearance on the show. Unfortunately, that was not the case, though they did unveil a brand new initiative that could give a huge boost to a charity with a noble cause.
Starlight Children's Foundation creates wonderful experiences for ill children in the United States, and they're teaming with Marvel for their latest endeavor. After revealing packages of Avengers: Infinity War toys on the program, and are promoting them on social media with the hashtag #HeroActs. If those tagged posts get 1 million likes, they will donate $250,000 to the organization and 10 percent of all Marvel toy sales.
It seems like the photo above counts, as evidenced by the use of the hashtag.
Stan's Infinity Gauntlet was one of the toys showed off in the segment, as part of the Marvel Legends line of collectibles from Hasbro. It appears to work mechanically, moving the fingers as if it were an actual, functional glove. We don't think it gives you the powers of time, space, and reality, as it does in the film, but that's probably for the best considering the limitations of mass production.
Of course this will ignite the inevitable "does Winter Soldier wield the Infinity Gauntlet" speculation pieces, but we think people should just be satisfied that Bucky is getting a brand new arm in Avengers: Infinity War. After getting help from Shuri in the post-credits scene of Black Panther, Bucky is in place to make a huge difference in the fight against Thanos and the Black Order. Of course, only with a little assistance from the bright minds of Wakanda and their advanced tech.
We'll see how the Winter Soldier fairs in the upcoming conflict when Avengers: Infinity War premieres in theaters on May 4th.