Joe Johnston isn’t settling for one villain in his upcoming Marvel Studios comic book adaptation, Captain America. The director has grabbed Toby Jones to play a second baddie, named Arnim Zola.
Zola was an evil biochemist during World War II,who figured out a way to take everything about a person’s mental signature and basically burn them into a cloned brain. His work was sometimes funded by Red Skull, who was the first villain cast in Captain America, to be played by Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings, The Matrix).
Zola’s desire to play God was put to use for none other than Adolf Hitler, whose brain patterns were imprinted onto what became Hate-Monger so that Hitler could live on in the event of his own death. He even burned himself into his own new body, which looks similar the body that Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles walked around in, only more robotic.
Jones is a great character actor who few know but many would recognize one way or another. His best performance perhaps came in Infamous, where he played Truman Capote. Aside from that, he was also in Stephen King’s The Mist, W., and Frost/Nixon. And if you don’t recognize him from those movies, everyone should recognize his voice as being the same as Dobby the House Elf from the Harry Potter series of films.
Apparently the movie is also no longer called The First Avenger: Captain America. Now it’s called Captain America: The First Avenger. Seriously, movie people? Can we just pick a damn title and stick with it? In a few months, you’re just going to realize that a sub-title doesn’t always sound cool, and that Captain America alone is the easiest to latch onto, so why not just start with that instead of playing musical chairs?
Captain America will be released on July 22, 2011.
[Source: Heat Vision]