Friday, May 7, 2010

Toby Jones in Talks to Play New Villain in Captain America!

British actor Toby Jones, best known for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Infamous,  is apparently in final negotiations to play a villain, an evil scientist named Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger.

HeatVision Blog reports that:

Jones is in final negotiations to portray a villainous scientist named Arnim Zola in the production, which already has Hugo Weaving as another bad guy, the Red Skull. The movie shoots this summer in England.

 In comics lore, Zola was a genetic engineer who created clones and various monstrosities for Hitler. He also captured his own mental self, inserting it into a robot, and survived the war.

Joe Johnston is directing the World War II-set movie, which sees Chris Evans as the famed superhero. Sebastian Stan is playing sidekick Bucky Barnes, while Hayley Atwell is the hero’s love interest, Peggy Carter. [Heat Vision]

Zola must be one of the strangest characters of the Marvel Pantheon I've ever seen, and I wonder how they will pull it off. My guess is that the Arnim Zola we'll see in Captain America will be before he transfers his consiousness into a robot.

Aftor Hugo Weaving for the Red Skull, I think Toby Jones would be another great casting coup.

Do you also believe Jones would be a great addition to Captain America: The First Avenger?

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