Some people thought that the big bad of 2016's Captain America: Civil War would be Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man given the nature of the original comic series, but a recently revealed casting call may have confirmed earlier speculation that a major Marvel villain would be joining the fray.
According to a casting call on MovieCastingCall.org, Inglourious Basterds actor Daniel Brühl will play Baron Zemo. Bruhl was officially announced by Marvel Studios as part of the cast in November, but his role at that time was unspecified.
The casting call also lists Downey, along with Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones and Chris Evans of course, but interestingly there is no mention of Emily VanCamp as Agent 13/Sharon Carter.
The film will reportingly start principal photography in Atlanta, Georgia in April and will film through August 8.
Also of interest in the casting call is the plot of the movie, which if accurate would confirm speculation that Captain America: Civil War's macguffin, so to speak, is the idea of a Superhuman Registration Act. It's important to note that this plot synopsis also says that S.H.I.E.L.D. is in charge of the Superhuman Registration Act, which is intriguing given the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Here is how MovieCastingCall.org describes the plot:
"In Captain America: Civil War, billionaire Tony Stark is pitted against Captain America aka Steve Rogers in an ethical face-off over the U.S. government's Superhuman Registration Act, which requires all superpowered individuals register their powers and report to S.H.I.E.L.D."
Captain America: Civil War is set to open May 6, 2016.