Things are about to get ugly between Chris Evan’s Captain America and Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, especially when Daniel Bruhl has come on board as a villain in the third “Captain America” film!

It is unclear which villain he will be playing in the film but as we speak, expectations for the German actor are on a steady rise and about to go through the roof.

Daniel Bruhl Joins Captain America Civil War

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Best known for his role as Fredrick Zoller in “Inglourious Basterds”, Daniel Bruhl has officially joined the cast of Marvel’s third instalment of the “Captain America” film series.

The film is a follow-up to Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and it will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Titled “Captain America: Civil War”, the story is expected to revolve around the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe as the superheroes are divided into 2 sides; one that supports the government’s registration program for superhumans and one that opposes the program.

Robert Downey Jr will reprise his role as Iron Man via the film as both Captain America and Iron Man are the major players in the film. Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will also reprise their respective roles (as The Winter Soldier & The Falcon), alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.

Captain America and Iron Man
Source: Marvel.com

Since the film focuses on the conflicts between Captain America and Iron Man, sources told Variety that Bruhl’s villainous role could potentially be the top menace in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” instead of the one in “Captain America: Civil War”.

However, there are no official details on Bruhl’s character yet as Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige only said:

With Daniel’s ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances, we knew we had found yet another great actor to share the screen with some of our biggest heroes.

The actor had his breakthrough role through Quentin Tarantino‘s “Inglourious Basterds”. He also previously surprised the critics for his strong performance as the race car driver Niki Lauda in Ron Howard’s “Rush”, which earned him several prestigious awards nominations e.g. Golden Globe Awards, SAG, BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice Awards. Thus, it came as no surprise to us that Marvel has decided to invite another high-profile actor to come aboard their film.

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The official plot for the film has not been announced yet but the film is slated for release on May 6, 2016. The film will mark Bruhl’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman will also make his debut as Black Panther via “Captain America: Civil War”.

Which villain do you think Bruhl will play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Since his villainous role might be bigger in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”, do you think he will be playing the Sorcerer Supreme’s arch enemy? Let us know what you think in the comments box below!

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