No s**t: Daniel Bruhl playing Baron Zemo in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Daniel Bruhl

When Daniel Bruhl was cast pretty much everyone thought he would be playing Baron Zemo. Now it’s confirmed. Did that shake the hairs off your tits? Are you still standing? Yeah, me too.


And no, I’m not talking about Iron Man. A new casting call sheet for the third Captain Americamovie causally mentioned that the recently added castmember Daniel Bruhl will play Baron Zemo, one of Cap’s most formidable foes, in the film. Here’s why this is awesome.

Explaining who Baron Zemo is a little complicated. When Marvel resurrected Captain America in the ’60, Zemo began as kind-of a knock-off Red Skull — an evil Nazi who hated America and everything Cap stood for, and was furthered enraged by the fact that he’d accidentally superglued a hood onto his face (don’t ask). After he died trying to do something evil, and he was succeeded by his son, a.k.a. Baron Zemo II, who became a major antagonist to the Sta-Spangled Avenger — and the other Avengers, too. He led more than a few of the Masters of Evil supervillain groups, and very nearly managed to destroy the team, even at a time when it included Cap, Hercules, and Monica Rambeau, the Captain Marvel at the time. (Actually, although vanquished, Zemo hurt the Avengers so bad in the arc titled “Under Siege” that Captain America literally cried when it was over.)

Still, it’s dope casting. SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. SOLD x Whatever.