Daniel Bruhl Confirms He Will Play Helmut Zemo in Captain America: Civil War

Daniel Brühl ("Inglorious Basterds") has officially confirmed that he will appear as the villain Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War. He will be playing Baron Helmut Zemo, son of Baron Heinrich Zemo. 

The original Baron Heinrich Zemo first appeared in 1964’s “The Avengers” issues #4 as a former Hydra scientist who fought Captain America during World War II and later formed the Masters of Evil to counter The Avengers. His son Helmut Zemo made his debut in 1973’s “Captain America” #168, and eventually became mutated after falling into a boiling vat of his father’s chemical Adhesive X. After that he aligned himself with Arnim Zola and Batroc, both of whom appeared in last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Helmut Zemo later goes on to lead the hero team of reformed villains known as Thunderbolts.

I think I can tell you that without being thrown into Marvel prison. For the first few days I’ll walk around like a little boy, just amazed by the megalomania of it. It’s such a huge project. We could do 20 films with the budget.
— Daniel Brühl

Set to be directed once again by the Russo brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Infinity Wars), Captain America: Civil War will debut in theatres on May 6, 2016.