Captain America: Civil War has just landed its first villain, but your guess is as good as mine as to whom he may be.
According to a press release Marvel has signed Daniel Bruhl to a villain role in Captain America: Civil War, but there is no word as of yet as to whom that may be. All we know is he will be in the film, but we’re not even sure if he is the main protagonist as the Civil War storyline in the comics was more about Captain America and Iron Man facing each other down.
Captain America: Civil War is quickly turning into a crowded movie with Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) all confirmed to appear. However, don’t be too surprised if Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) all end up showing up as well.
Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.
Daniel Bruhl Cast in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
The celebrated actor to join the super heroic battle in May 2016!
Daniel Bruhl (“Rush,” “Inglourious Basterds”) has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” set to rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 6, 2016.
The celebrated actor earned Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations for his role as Niki Lauda in director Ron Howard’s “Rush.” In addition to Howard, Bruhl has also worked with other esteemed directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Paul Greengrass, Anton Corbijn, and Michael Winterbottom.
Bruhl joins Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) in “Captain America: Civil War,” with Joe and Anthony Russo returning to direct after this year’s hit Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
“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,” said Producer Kevin Feige.
Bruhl is represented by Tavistock Wood Management, Players Agentur Management, and WME.
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Captain America: Civil War” and all Marvel Studios’ films!
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Bruhl is set to play the villain role in the next Captain America: Civil War, the one that will also bring Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man character as central to the conflict of the new film. The third installment, to be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, brings back Chris Evans and marks the debut of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Sebastian Stan, who’s back as The Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie back as The Falcon. Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson are also expected to take part. I have to say I’m disappointed with Marvel Studios, which took my inquiry as reason to rush up a press release on the inhouse website. I guess they’ve decided to leave virtues like honesty to the Marvel characters. So short sighted.
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capn Bruhl had his breakout role in the U.S. with Inglourious Basterds and turned in distinguished performances as the race car driver Niki Lauda in Rush and also starred in The Fifth Estate. The Russos are building up their Marvel cred with this all-star outing, and I keep hearing they will step up to the ultimate Marvel all-star team and take the reins of The Avengers franchise from Joss Whedon, possibly with that next film that will shoot back to back. Tavistock Wood Management, Players Agentur Management, and WME rep Bruhl.