It appears that a newly rehabilitated Buckey Barnes (Sebastian Stan) will be taking on Thanos and his Black Order as the White Wolf, instead of taking over the Captain America mantle for Steve Rogers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always broken away from the traditional story elements of the comicbooks, and Bucky’s newest moniker is no exception. The original White Wolf from Marvel Comics, however, had nothing to do with Bucky Barnes whatsoever.
The origin of White Wolf begins after the character’s parents died in a plane crash within Wakanda. As a result, their child was adopted by King T’Chaka and given the name Hunter. While the boy’s white skin didn’t sit well with Wakandan residents, he grew to love his adoptive home nonetheless, pledging to protect it from enemies of all types.
He was later leader of the Wakandan secret task force known as the Hatut Zeraze. When T’Chaka died, and T’Challa became king of Wakanda, he disbanded the Hatut Zeraze much to Hunter’s disappointment. However, his love for the African nation far superseded any angered emotions toward his adoptive brother.
Now it looks as if the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be taking the story of Hunter and implementing it into Bucky’s transformation, making him the “White Wolf” of Wakanda.