I wrote an article earlier, stating that I viewed Bucky and Captain America's relationship as more of a Rom-Com love story. In the sense that love will always prevail. Sometimes it's just nice to have the directors agree with what you have already thought. Joe Russo said this in an interview with Empire:
“What’s fascinating about the Cap-Bucky story as well is it’s a love story. These are two guys who grew up together, and so they have that same emotional connection to each other as brothers would, and even more so because Bucky was all Steve [Rogers] had growing up.”
"Is he good or is he bad?” ponders Russo. "Steve has to answer that question for himself, and there are other characters in the movie who hold the opposite point of view. It becomes a very explosive. It incites a lot of conflict."
Now, I never thought it was anything to do with the romantic kind-of-thing. There's really no other reason for the Cap to give up on everything and stick-up for Bucky; unless he was utterly devoted to him, like a brother who takes the blame for his brother's weed (I still swear to this day, it wasn't mine). That's what brotherly love is. Sebastian Stan who plays Bucky, had this to share also:
I think it’s easy and generalising it to say that they’re lovers, when you’re forgetting that one has a lot of guilt because he swore to be the protector of the other, the father figure or older brother so to speak, and then left him behind. I have no qualms with it but I think people like to see it much more as a love story than it actually is. It’s brotherhood to me.”
I remember an article way back in November of last year. Paul Bettany sat down to talk with Collider about his upcoming movies -- Shelter and Civil War. Check out what he had to say:
BETTANY: What I love about my character is that there are so many places for him to go. I think he’s very interested in what it means to be human and what love is. The only way one can guarantee one’s loyalty is love. Loyalty is beyond logic, really. Logic doesn’t really provide for loyalty. If your logic changes suddenly and things not make sense, you can alter your allegiance, but love stops you from being able to do that.
This is a really interesting take on the upcoming Civil War and with Joe Russo backing this up; I wonder who does Tony love. Obviously he loves Pepper and Rhodey, but I'm not quite sure who else. I cannot wait to see this movie. Captain America: Civil War comes out May 6th in the United States!