The cat is finally out of the bag because German actor Daniel Brühl finally revealed the role he’s going to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige first confirmed his involvement in the film franchise back in November 2014. At that time, Fiege only stated:

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.


Though no further information were revealed, sources told Variety that Brühl’s role in “Captain America: Civil War” will be relatively small as he will later emerge as the primary antagonist in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”.

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Several months after the casting announcement, the actor himself spilled the beans in an interview with The Independent that he will play Baron Zemo, a villainous character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

He added:

I think I can tell you that without being thrown into Marvel prison… 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.

Given the current timeline of the MCU, Screen Rant reported that Brühl will most likely play the 13th Baron Zemo, who was brought up by his father Baron Heinrich Zemo to believe in the Nazi ideals of a master race. This will link back to Steve Rogers/Captain America’s past as Heinrich was a Nazi scientist and weapon maker who teamed up with The Red Skull (played by Hugo Weaving in the first “Captain America” film) to fight against Rogers during the World War II.

However, Marvel Studios has yet to confirm the report.

Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo

The movie is a follow-up to Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and it will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. It will once again star Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America. Their characters are the major players of the film as the story will be based on the Civil War storyline in the Marvel Universe, where the mayhem begins with the Superhero Registration Act.


Marvel superheroes are forced to pick a side: Join Iron Man’s side if you want to support the programme or join Captain America’s side if you oppose it.

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will also reprise their respective roles as The Winter Soldier and The Falcon, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.

Baron Zemo and Capain America
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After working together on Disney’s “The Fifth Estate”, Brühl may work with Benedict Cumberbatch again as the latter has also joined the MCU to portray the titular character of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange“.

The filming for “Captain America: Civil War” will begin soon as it is slated to be released on 6th May 2016.

(Source: Screen Rant)

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