While the information may have been broken by Variety a few weeks ago, it appears we know have official confirmation actor Daniel Bruhl has been confirmed to appear as the villain Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War.
“I think I can tell you that without being thrown into Marvel prison,” Brühl said. “For the first few days I’ll walk around like a little boy, just amazed by the megalomania of it. It’s such a huge project. We could do 20 films with the budget.”
Baron Heinrich Zemo originally first appeared in 1964’s “The Avengers” issues #4 as a ex-Hydra scientist who fought Captain America during World War II. Zemo later formed the Masters of Evil to counter The Avengers. His son Helmut Zemo made his debut in 1973’s “Captain America” #168, and eventually became mutated after falling into a boiling vat of his father’s chemical Adhesive X. After that he aligned himself with Arnim Zola and Batroc, both of whom appeared in last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Helmut Zemo later goes on to lead the hero team of reformed villains known as Thunderbolts.
Baron Zemo won’t be the only villain Cap has to contend with in the new film (which starts shooting today in Atlanta, Berlin and Puerto Rico), as Frank Grillo just Tweeted today about his previously-announced return to the fold as Crossbones.