With shooting due to start this summer, Captain America is busy filling out its cast. We already known Christ Evans will be the title character, Sebastian Stan his friend Bucky Barnes, Hayley Atwell love interest Peggy Carter and Hugo Weaving the main villain, Red Skull.
Now comes news that the movie has got another bad guy in the form of British actor Toby Jones. THR reports he’s in final negotiations for the film, where he will portray a villainous scientist called Arnim Zola. It’s a somewhat intriguing development, as in the comics, Zola worked for Hitler, creating clones and various monstrosities to help the Nazi war efforts. However, he also managed to capture his own mental self, insert it into a cyborg, survive the war and become a supervillain in his own right.
That raises the possibility that while Jones will be an underling villain in Captain America, he could be positioned to become a far more important and powerful bad guy in later films, perhaps in The Avengers. That’s purely sepculation at the moment, but it would kind of make sense, as Zola is capable of creating an army of clones who do his bidding – just the sort of thing that would need a team of superheroes to sort out (and indeed in the comics, he’s come up against the Avengers many times).