Much has been said about the superhero clash between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Tony Stark) in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” but while the two Avengers try to outdo each other, a lurking external villain in Daniel Bruhl’s Baron Zemo is just waiting for the right time to strike and break them further apart.
The comic studio focused more on the fight between Team Cap and Team Iron Man, which is presumably the main reason why Baron Zemo has not appeared yet in any marketing ploy for the movie.
“I was really told not to because there are so many secrets in the film,” Bruhl told Total Film as reported by Cosmic Book News. “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!”
So mysterious it is that no one has seen even how Baron Zemo will look like on the big screen. This might cause some worry on the side of the fans not knowing what to expect from a main antagonist but it seems like Marvel is confident that Zemo’s story and motivation to tear things apart will stick.
“It’s not a stereotype,” the 37-year-old teased. “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.”
The article also noted that the a huge chunk of the reason why Bruhl was picked for the role is because of his German accent. From this, fans can assume that the secretive villain will be somehow tied up to the events of “Captain America: The First Avenger,” where Cap travelled to Germany to save Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and a couple of other captured U.S. soldiers. This backs up Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s previous comments about Zemo potentially leading HYDRA, the secret organization that Steve has been fighting off all throughout his life.
“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, g****** it!” Bruhl finished.
The movie had been shown to a handful of lucky press people and majority of the comments are great, meaning whatever Zemo is cooking fits in the overall story of the superhero movie.
“Captain America: Civil War” will hit theaters on May 6.