As if the potential turn-out of extraordinary cast members for the for the third instalment of the Captain America franchise wasn't big enough, another big name has been added: Daniel Bruhl, known for his role in the Quentin Tarantino film Inglorious Basterds.
What's most interesting about this announcement is that the sources with Variety have suggested that Bruhl's villainous character will not be the major enemy of the movie (as we're all still assuming the superheroes themselves would be their own main antagonists in this one), but that he may end up being the main villain in none other than [Doctor Strange](movie:559685), the film that directly follows the events of the Civil War in Marvel Studios' film schedule.
The two most highly suggested villains for Doctor Strange include Baron Mordo, who is tied to Strange like Batman is to Joker, and essentially looks like a green Doctor Strange with meaner eyebrows, and Dormammu who is a flaming black demonic nightmare (with no eyebrows). If this is true, I'm putting my money solidly on Mordo.
Still reports and sources have often lead us astray when it comes to the facts, so if we're going to look at it from what we know for sure, let's take a look at Kevin Feige's own words:
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.
Now if I was going off this statement alone, I'd say that sounds more like a superhero than a supervillain. We know Feige's stated the movie will be very different from the comics and that Iron Man and his team will likely be seen as the villains of the movie and Captain America's team as the heroes. If Doctor Strange is introduced on the side of Iron Man, would this make the doc a villain in [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409)?
A report by BadassDigest earlier this year claims that the Doctor Strange movie will not include an origin story, and so far the leak seems to suggest his character as tie between the two movies. Is there a slim chance they just secretly announced our Doctor Strange? I mean, Mordo and Strange look similar enough that the casting of him as either one would be just as much justice or injustice to the comics.