The first teaser trailer for Captain America: Civil War is expected to drop sometime soon, giving us our first look at Marvel Studios’ adaptation of the Mark Millar arc pitting hero against hero. While the teaser is sure not to give too much away, we may get our first glimpse of the film’s true villain: Daniel Brühl‘s Baron Zemo. However, according to Brühl, we will NOT be seeing the classic comic book villain’s iconic mask on the big screen.
“He does not wear the mask,” he said, referring to the purple cloak the character is famous for wearing after a vat of powerful adhesive, known as Adhesive X, spilled all over him during a fight with Captain America, preventing Zemo from ever removing it.
It sounds like Marvel Studios will be taking some liberties with Zemo, as they have with many of their characters:
“You would be surprised, it’s different than what you’d think,” said Brühl, talking about the Zemo character we see in “Civil War.” “It’s loosely connected to this character. But that’s what I like about the Marvel guys, some of the characters and things they’re dealing with always reference to current events so my character is from a different area than you would think.”
Zemo’s comic book origins were rooted in the German Nazi party, something glossed over in Captain America: The First Avenger, so while it’s likely we might see some ties to some Nazi ancestors, it seems this version of Zemo will have some much more modern ideals behind his villainy.
It also seems that Marvel Studios may have gotten the memo about dispatching their villains too quickly, as Brühl seems to believe there’s at least a possible future for Zemo in the MCU:
Brühl said it’s not out of the question that Zemo could return for future movies.
“There’s a possibility,” said the actor. “That’s the way it’s written.”
If there’s a possibility of Zemo returning, then maybe there’s a chance he’ll return with that iconic mask, or something like it, after taking a whooping at the hands of Captain Rogers…
Source: Business Insider.