Imagine if Hollywood had released tent-pole comic-book movies starring their iconic characters around the time of the source material’s release date. For the purposes of this experiment, we will say that a movie would be released 5 years after the introduction of the character, and only movies that have been made would be made.
The Winter Solider story arc brought back the one character who had stayed dead the longest in comics. Interest in the story, revitalized producers who green-lit a reboot to their cinematic universe.
Steve Rogers/ Captain America- Armie Hammer
Released the same year as The Social Network, this was the film that made him a star!
Bucky Barnes/ Winter Soldier- Tom Hardy
Hardy would also see a double release, with this and Inception bringing him more into the public eye.
Nick Fury- John Goodman
CGI was used to show Goodman and Cap and Bucky in flashbacks in WWII.
Falcon- Terry Crews
Often known for comedic roles, his muscles were nothing to laugh at.
Black Widow- Elena Satine
An actual redheaded Russian.