Monday, January 18, 2016

"Captain America: Civil War" - Close On 'Baron Zemo'

Take another look @ actor Daniel Brühl ("Inglourious Basterds"), aka Marvel Comics' super-villain 'Baron Helmut Zemo', on the Atlanta set of Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War":

"Daniel Brühl is an incredible actor," said actress Elizabeth Olsen, who reprises her role as 'Scarlet Witch' in the new film.

"...and he's playing the main villain ('Zemo') in it. And he's incredible! It's a movie about people as opposed to robots this time. So it's darker and it's allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines..."

"He (Zemo) does not wear the mask," said Brühl about his look in "Civil War".

"You would be surprised, it's different than what you'd think. It's loosely connected to this character. But that's what I like about the Marvel guys, some of the characters and things they’re dealing with always reference to current events so my character is from a different area than you would think..."

Marvel Comics' 'Heinrich Zemo', father of Helmut, was one of the top scientists in the Third Reich, creating weapons of mass destruction including a large-scale death ray cannon, a disintegration pistol and androids of considerable strength and invulnerability, resulting in Zemo becoming one of the most reviled figures throughout Europe.

In an attempt to regain a level of anonymity, Zemo began wearing a reddish-pink hood over his face as he continued to build weapons.

His scientific breakthroughs also included 'Adhesive X', which after a confrontation with Captain America, bonded to his face, quickly seeping inside and permanently attaching the hood to his flesh, preventing Zemo from ever removing his hood.

His son also picked up the name of 'Zemo', continuing the original villain's penchant for destruction.

With the working production title Sputnik", "Captain America: Civil War" is based on the 2006–2007 Marvel Comics' crossover, built around a seven-issue limited series written by Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass") and illustrated by Steve McNiven, also running through other titles published by Marvel at the time.

The plot follows conflicting reactions to the government passing a 'Superhero Registration Act'  designed to have 'superhumans' fall under official regulation.

Those opposed to the act, led by 'Captain America', find themselves in conflict with those in support of the act, led by a delusional 'Iron Man'. 

The events of the comic book series touch upon themes of common sense, liberty, moral responsibility and civil order, with good-intentioned superheroes finding themselves on different sides.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Captain America: Civil War"...