Actor Daniel Bruhl has been added to the cast of 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” as announced Friday by Marvel Studios. The official statement doesn’t specify a role, but industry outlets including Deadline report that he will play the film’s villain.
“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,” Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige said in the statement.
Bruhl joins a cast already including returning stars Chris Evans in the title role of Captain America and Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Cap’s philosophical “Civil War” opposite. The film will also introduce actor Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, slated to headline his own film in 2017. Deadline lists Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) as part of the cast, and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) as “expected to return.”
Last year, Bruhl appeared in “Rush” — which starred Chris Hemsworth, Marvel Studios’ Thor — in a supporting role that earned widespread praise, including a nomination Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Bruhl’s other roles include appearances in “The Fifth State,” “Inglourious Basterds” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.”
“Captain America: Civil War,” directed by the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” team of Joe and Anthony Russo, is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016.