It may seem like “Captain America: Civil War” has got too many superheroes fighting each other to even bother with a super villain. However, it looks like Marvel Studios is planning to double down on people for Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) to fight in his third standalone movie.
After months of speculation, actor Daniel Brühl revealed that he will play the villain in the upcoming superhero movie crossover event. Although the main focus of the film will see former allies Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr,) and Captain America battle for the right to have a secret identity, apparently former Nazi/Hydra bad boy, Baron Helmut Zemo, will be the one pulling all the strings. The actor confirmed the news in an interview with The Independent.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the character in the comics is the son of a former Nazi and Hydra scientist who is stopped by Captain America during World War II. Responsible for a lot of very evil master plans in the modern day, Helmut is often stopped by Captain America as well – making his hatred for the star-spangled hero twofold.
Due to an accident while fighting Cap, he is disfigured by a vat of chemicals and opts to wear a purple hood at all times to hide his face from the world. However, if you think that makes him shy away from the public, you’d be wrong. As Vulture notes, the character seems to spend a lot of his time trying to prove that superheroes aren’t as great as everyone seems to think they are. He constantly attempts to blur the line of good and evil to the public, even going as far as to dress up villains as new heroes to fool the world.
This would play nicely into the "Civil War" plotline as the bevy of superheroes will battle each other over the Registration Act, which would see all superheroes reveal their identities to the government. After a catastrophic event, which CinemaBlend reports will be caused by villain Crossbones (Frank Grillo), the government wants all super powered people on a registry. For those who don't remember, when last we saw Grillo's character in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" the former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent turned Hydra was badly injured but still alive, much like his comic book counterpart begins his origin story. Obviously, half the Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes will fall on one side of the deadly registration debate, and half will fall to the other. As of this writing, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) have joined the cast. In addition, the film will introduce Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and is expected to reveal the new Spider-Man, who has yet to be cast.