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Is Daniel Bruhl “Captain America: Civil War’s” Baron Zemo?

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Is Daniel Bruhl “Captain America: Civil War’s” Baron Zemo?

A new casting report circulating online indicates that one of Captain America’s oldest foes will take part in his movie “Civil War.”

The clearinghouse website Movie Casting Call has a notice supposedly from Disney looking for supporting cast for Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Captain America” sequel, and as part of their release, they name actor Daniel Bruhl in the role of Baron Zemo. The actor best known for his part as a German sharpshooter turned movie star in “Inglourious Basterds” was already a confirmed member of the cast, though up until now his specific role had been a mystery.

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the villain Baron Zemo has morphed into a legacy character in the Marvel Universe. Originally a World War II era Nazi lord called Heinrich Zemo with ties to Captain America and Bucky’s past, the villain’s son Helmut eventually took on a prominent role in the Marvel U as the lead character in “Thunderbolts.”

The casting call also indicates that the plot of the film will draw from the original “Civil War” comic in that the fight between Chris Evans’ Cap and Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark will revolve around the Superhuman Registration Act. Apparently the film is set to begin shooting this April in Los Angeles and Atlanta. CBR News has reached out to Disney for confirmation of Bruhl’s role but so far has not gotten a response.

Also starring Scarlet Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman and Frank Grillo, “Captain America: Civil War” will again be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. It’s set for release on May 6, 2016.

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