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Now, I've always assumed that when you sign a Marvel non-disclosure agreement, it's pretty airtight. After all, there has to be a reason that so many of their biggest secrets stay that way for as long as they do - and it most likely isn't because they ask nicely.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, though, Daniel Brühl could be forgiven for thinking that his new employers - he was recently cast to play an as-yet unnamed villain in Captain America: Civil War, heavily rumored to be classic Cap villain Baron Zemo - were taking their spoiler-avoidance to a whole new level.

You see, moments after being asked what he could tell the interviewer about Civil War, and especially his character's role in it, his phone mysteriously cut out. Which, presumably, was nothing more than a bad connection - but you'd have to think that'd be enough to give the talented Spanish-German actor a few paranoid thoughts.

It's not paranoia if you're actually Baron Zemo.
It's not paranoia if you're actually Baron Zemo.

Which, in fact, could explain his reticence to say all that much about the movie in the following interview - though perhaps that was the threat of Raft-like Marvel prison:

"I am not supposed to say anything...I cannot even talk about the part, really, because I would be too afraid to give something away and then I’ll end up in the Marvel prison and I do not want that."

Though, on the plus side, he did reflect a little on the experience of taking on such a high-profile role - and perhaps hint, in the process, that those rumors of him playing Baron Zemo weren't too far from the mark:

"Absolutely. It’s huge for me. From the world I am coming from and the movies I have done, this feels big—megalomania and huge. I think I will be walking around for the first week being amazed, like a little boy, to be in that universe. It is going to be fantastic. It is something new. That is why it is a challenge. But it is something I am very much looking forward to because this is entertainment on the highest level."

After all, megalomania isn't a description you'd use to describe every Marvel villain - but certainly one that's apt for Zemo...

Which, seeing as Zemo is one of Cap (and the rest of the Marvel Universe)'s greatest villains, would certainly be an awesome thing to see...

What do you reckon, though? Will we actually see Brühl play Zemo? If so, what'll his role in Civil War be? And if not, who else could he be playing?

via the Wall Street Journal


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