Marvel is definitely happy with Captain America: Civil War with press screenings already happening, the red carpet premiere on Monday, and select advanced viewings (that members of the site will be lucky enough to attend) happening on Thursday. While the advanced screenings are great for those able to go, it also provides those waiting to see it with the potential to stumble upon spoilers either unknowingly or by people online not caring who sees them. We should all avoid spoilers at all costs and not be responsible for spoiling the movie for others, because there are sure to be plenty of surprises that have not yet, and hopefully will not, be reported prior to the worldwide release.
One of those surprises is who Daniel Brühl is playing, with Marvel yet to confirm the rumors that he is Baron Zemo. It does not appear that they will do that before the movie, and based on his recent interview neither does Brühl. He recently talked to Total Film about his role in Civil War and due to the many unveiled secrets he did not say much.
I was really told not to because there are so many secrets in the film. And also my character’s quite mysterious, so I’m really scared to say too much. The things I’ve mentioned in interviews before were already too much – and I thought it was nothing!
The idea of him playing a villain with Hydra connections makes sense with his German accent. Apparently that was even a small reason that he got the part in the first place. If you are worried that it will just be the normal German stereotype villain, you should not be.
Yes, but what I like is it’s not a stereotype. It’s not a guy who’s mean and sinister, but he’s actually very clever – a very smart guy who does everything out of a very understandable reason and motivation.
Without getting into to much detail about what he does, he was able to tease how he impacts the movie. There have been previous reports that Brühl is being set up to play a bigger role down the line. Based on his comments, that would appear to be true.
Some of the things that happen in the film, and why they happen, are because of him. He is orchestrating things that happen throughout the film. I think that’s something I can say, goddam it!
Zemo being set up as a long term villain is music to my ears. Marvel needs someone who can keep the Avengers running around the globe until Thanos arrives, and someone connected to Hydra and Thunderbolts leaves them with numerous possibilities until Avengers: Infinity War. Tell us where you would like to see Zemo pop up in next should he make it out of Civil War in the comments below!
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.
Source: Total Film (via CosmicBookNews).