Inglourious Basterds’ Daniel Bruhl cast in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Captain America has a new friend or, more likely, foe.

 

Ramon Ramirez

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Published Nov 15, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 5:05 am CDT

Marvel announced Friday that Daniel Bruhl will join the cast of Captain America: Civil War. The German actor is best known as the most evil and deplorable Nazi from Inglourious Basterds.

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Bruhl’s mastery of cinematic evil (look at that privileged, polished mug), coupled with a stacked deck of heroes (Robert Downey, Jr. will have a role here) just about guarantees Bruhl will be a villain. The real question is which one?

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Here are five possibilities with arbitrary odds, but keep in mind that my knowledge of the Marvel universe is limited to stuff I just read on Wikipedia.

1. Baron Zemo

This is what I have researched and believe to be most likely. Zemo is a doctor and a Nazi that wears a pink hood.

Odds: 11/8


2. Doctor Faustus

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An Austrian physicist and criminal mastermind that once used mind control on Spider-Man. Also a neo-Nazi.

Odds: 11/1


3. Baron Mordo

A Transylvanian nobleman turned sorcerer that the Avengers eventually overcome and kill.

Odds: 16/1 

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4. MODOK

This fellow is a robot I think, and is an acronym that means Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing. But nah, you don’t go get Bruhl to do dirty work just like you don’t buy a Ferrari to drive the kids to school in. These are Paul Ryan’s presidential odds.

Odds: 28/1

5. Magneto

Probably not Magneto.

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Odds: 66/1

The film opens May 2016.

Screengrab via Strombo/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2014, 12:35 am CST