In all of the Marvel hoopla this week we’ve been treated to a plethora of rumors and reports connected to, well, most of its future movies. But, let’s not kid around, the film anchoring all the excitement is Captain America: Civil War. It’s already receiving terrific reviews, praising its ability to juggle tons of storylines, action sequences and characters. And on that note, there is one figure who’s been curiously absent from all marketing materials – Baron Zemo.
Thought to be one of the movie’s main villains, in a film that’s so far shown us the ‘superhero smackdown’ aspect in every trailer and clip, it’s interesting that we know very little about him. Well, now at least we know what he looks like, as Entertainment Weekly debuted a series of new stills from the movie including our first look at the antagonist (see above).
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He doesn’t look particularly menacing, does he? Then again, that’s not a surprise considering what actor Daniel Bruhl said last year, when he commented on Marvel’s decision to switch out the character’s iconic mask for… no mask. Fans shouldn’t get their hopes up of seeing a loyal adaptation of Zemo, as he went on to add that he’s only “loosely connected” to his comic book counterpart. “He’s still similar to what you know of Zemo, a revenge character,” director Joe Russo says.
Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6th, 2016.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.