Marvel just made a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. By now, you’ve probably heard all about all of the exciting announcements involving Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the 9 announcements I was most excited for (shameless plug).
One of those exciting and surprising announcements was the return of Baron Zemo for the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The villain, who first appeared in Captain America: Civil War, will once again be played by Daniel Brühl, only this time he’s going to be a bit more true to his comic book counterpart. Brühl took to his Instagram account to share a peek at Baron Zemo’s new look.
In his first film appearance, Zemo was not exactly what you would call a hands-on kind of villain. He was pulling the strings behind the scenes, orchestrating the superhero civil war as opposed to actually taking on the heroes himself. A smart move for a guy who is, you know, just a guy.
In the comics however, Zemo is a much more formidable threat. He takes on our heroes on numerous occasions and even leads a team of supervillains known as the Thunderbolts for a while. He also has a signature look that we never got to see in Captain America: Civil War.
So if Brühl is bringing the character back and bringing his signature comic book look (or at least something close to it), I think we can assume the MCU version of Baron Zemo will have stepped up his villain game since we last saw him. Which, could lead to some exciting possibilities for the future of the MCU.
Sure, a blurry picture of a character in a mask doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to get the exact character we’ve seen in the comics in this new Disney+ series. It is however, a step in the right direction.
What do you think of Baron Zemo’s new look for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? Let us know in the comments below.
Mike is a writer that has covered comic cons, theme park events, video game showcases and other fun events. He is a fan of theme parks, sports, movies, Marvel Comics and is a self-proclaimed “nerd.”