You didn’t think I wouldn’t blog about this…did you? Last week, it was announced that Daniel Brühl will be playing a role in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. And, rumour has it, he will be playing the big baddie in Doctor Strange, as well. One of the many advantages of having a connected film universe!
This excites me. I’m really excited – even a week after this was announced. I love superhero films, especially Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, and Brühl is one of my favourite actors. It’s a perfect mash-up, as far as I’m concerned. And, I’m thrilled because this is an opportunity for a wider North American audience to see just how talented Brühl is.
One of the things Marvel has always been consistently on-point about is casting. They always cast people who are right for their roles, and they make casting talented actors a priority. You don’t get a situation where an actor has the look, but can’t act his or her way out of a paper bag. My hope is that whomever Brühl ends up playing acts similarly to Loki (Tom Hiddleston): a charismatic, menacing, and intriguing villain who appears in multiple movies and storylines. Make it happen, Marvel!
Captain America: Civil War comes out May 6, 2016: a year and a half from now. I can’t promise I won’t barrage my followers with constant news and updates about the film, but I will promise to try to keep it to a minimum. Last week, a tweet I posted about this news was published in a Los Angeles Times article, which was hilarious and completely awesome. Marvel hasn’t had a misstep yet, in my opinion, so I’m more excited than ever about their future films.