Originally Posted by KangConquers
I actually thought Cap 2 was too soon for The Winter Soldier story myself...It's like "Why does Bucky's apparent death matter if in the first year Cap is awake, Bucky comes back?" In the comic books, Cap lived with Bucky's death for probably 10 waking years.
To be fair, the backstory in the comics revolved around Steve feeling guilty about causing the apparent death of Bucky. (Let alone feeling guilty about dragging a teenager into the middle of WWII combat, but that's another story.) So the emotional resonance of the surprise Bucky-Cap reunion in modern day is lost on MCU Steve.....in the movies, it's a simple case of "I thought you were dead...." "Yeah, same here." Not much oomph to it.