With films like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been dominating the box office. Phase Four of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will come to a close, and Phase Five appears to be just as promising. Thunderbolts, one of the most significant Phase Five projects, will have a different cast from the comics. Taskmaster, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Red Guardian, Winter Soldier, U.S. Agent, Yelena Belova, and Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross. When Baron Zemo wasn’t included, fans were shocked, and now the actor who plays the character is confirming whether or not he will appear in the film.
Zemo was last seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier being transported back to the Raft as a prisoner, but given that Val, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, made an appearance in that series, it was anticipated that he would play a significant role in Thunderbolts. Unfortunately, Brühl’s name was omitted from Marvel’s presentation for the official film, leading many to question whether Zemo would return for the team-up. However, when Brühl was questioned directly about his enigmatic omission from the cast list, the actor was unable to provide many details.
“In reality, no tag is ever solely focused on the present. There are tags showing people eating shwarma and Captain America emphasizes that patience is a virtue since sometimes waiting for something is not worthwhile. Therefore, they are always enjoyable for us,” Feige said. “We don’t desire a uniform feeling throughout. As a result, some tags will connect and some won’t. It’s equally crucial, in my opinion, that we have solo introduction tales like Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight in addition to things that interact with one another and further the main plot. With The Kang Dynasty and the Multiverse Saga, among other things, a lot of what we’ve been creating has been geared toward this bigger story, and now I believe people will, I hope, join us on the journey. Both when you’re on the fast track to the climax and when it’s enjoyable, as it was in many of our Phase 1, 2, and 3 films.
Zemo’s Future in Thunderbolts: Will he be able to make it?
Zemo has developed since his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War into a formidable opponent, having destroyed the Avengers in his MCU debut. Since then, he has only continued to show a talent for manipulating others, demonstrated even more clearly during his appearance in the second half of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+.
He seems to be the ideal fit for the Thunderbolts given his abilities and demeanor, especially in light of his past relationships with John Walker and Bucky Barnes. And even if he wasn’t physically fighting alongside the team, his strategic thinking would still be helpful.