While there were many super villains in the Marvel Comics miniseries ‘Civil War’, none were really the true antagonist of the story.  That role went to Iron Man/Tony Stark… or was it Captain America/Steve Rogers?  It depends on which side you took.  After a tragedy caused by the ineptitude of teen heroes The New Warriors leads to the deaths of hundreds of children, the government forces through a plan to force the superhero community to reveal their true identities and become special agents in their service.  Tony Stark toes the line and agrees as to many other heroes, but Captain America sees this is a violation of privacy which could interfere with the heroes’ missions.

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However, there will be one super villain in the mix for the upcoming ‘Captain America: Civil War‘, the third Cap movie starring Chris Evans in the title role.  Robert Downey Jr. should co-star as Iron Man.  Now actor Daniel Bruhl has been added to the cast as an unspecified antagonist.  Also in the film will be Sebastian Stan, the title villain in the last movie, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ who by the end of the movie began to question his programming which was performed by evil organization Hydra.  In addition, Frank Grillo who appeared as Crossbones has been teased to play a  larger role in upcoming films and Georges St-Pierre will appear as Batroc the Leaper.

Chadwick Boseman is expected to make his film debut as Black Panther in ‘Civil War’ and several other actors are expected to reprise their roles from prior Marvel films, including Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Anthony Mackie as The Falcon.  Marvel Comics recently had the character of The Falcon (Sam Wilson) take over the identity of Captain America after Steve Rogers lost the powers of the Super Soldier Serum and aged rapidly, leading some fans to wonder if the movies will follow suit.

Bruhl’s most memorable role was in ‘Inglorious Bastards’ and has also appeared in ‘Rush’ and ‘The Fifth Estate.’

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is slated be directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, with rumors swirling that they may inherit the ‘Avengers’ franchise after Joss Whedon departs.

Any guesses as to who Bruhl could play?  The villains didn’t really play a major role… except for Nitro.  Could that be it?  What do you think?

Source: Deadline Hollywood