Originally Posted by Steampunk Ghost
that was my speculation as well. i still think its too bad they cant keep completely true to the comics and use the Soviets for the Winter Soldier.
oh well. i guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Why can't they? I expect Bucky's story will play out almost exactly as it did in the comics. He'll be found and revived by the Soviets in 1945, and whatever experiments Zola performed on him will enable the Soviets to use Bucky as the Winter Soldier for the next fifty years. After the Cold War ends, he becomes Aleksander Lukin's personal assassin and remains in that same role at the time of CA2/CA3 (whichever movie he reappears in).