Sebastian Stan is "excited" to be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Sebastian Stan is looking forward to his Marvel return

Sebastian Stan is looking forward to his Marvel return

The 41-year-old actor will reprise his role as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the superhero movie 'Thunderbolts' and admits that he has "missed" playing the character.

Sebastian told Variety: "I'm excited. I'm going to go back in a month or so. I've missed it. It's a great cast."

Marvel has suffered at the box office in recent times with flicks such as 'The Marvels' failing to impress audiences but Sebastian thinks the studio will soon return to form.

The 'Pam and Tommy' actor explained: "The batting average is so high that it's difficult to always land everything right away. It's always been a great experience. With this one in particular, I think there's a lot of good things."

Sebastian's latest role is the movie 'A Different Man' – which tells the story of an aspiring actor with a facial disability who has a medical procedure to transform his appearance – and he admits that he was "cautious" about taking the part.

He said: "It's an important story. It's a subject that doesn't really get a lot of light on it. We just really wanted to do it right."

Stan is joined in 'A Different Man' by British actor Adam Pearson, who has the condition neurofibromatosis and is hoping that the movie provides more representation for performers with facial disabilities.

Adam said: "Normally there are three kinds of roles or tropes for us.

"We're either the villain because I have a disfigurement and I want to kill Batman or James Bond, or the victim like 'woe is me', or the hero, because I have a disability but do regular stuff I'm somehow braver than the next guy.

"It's lazy writing. Why are non-disabled people writing about disability without consultation? When that happens, the end result... you might get it right once, but nine times out of 10 it's going to be very inauthentic and inaccurate."