Toby Jones Cast as the Villain Arnim Zola in Captain America
The cast just keeps getting sweeter for Captain America: The First Avenger. Though some of you may not be too psyched about Chris Evans playing the patriotic shield wielding superhero, you cannot deny that Hugo Weaving as Red Skull is some inspired casting. Now it looks like the comic book movie has picked up another great actor for a villainous role as Heat Vision reports Toby Jones (Infamous, The Mist) will play diabolical scientist Arnim Zola, a genetic engineer who created clones and various other monstrosities for Hitler. He also captured his own mental self, inserting it into a robot (as seen above), and survived the war.
As a villain, Zola is quite a force to be reckoned with, not only for Cap but also for The Avengers, so maybe there's a chance we'll see him survive Joe Johnston's introduction in order to bring more chaos for The Avengers to thwart sometime down the road. For those of you worried that there may be too many villains too soon, we're not sure how pivotal or big Jones' part will be in the film, so let's not get all up in arms just yet, especially since production doesn't even start until June. However, with Red Skull and Zola in this, it makes me wonder if we'll see his "artificial humanoids" like Primus, Doughboy or Man-Fish at some point?
Jones has been a exquisite character actor for quite a while (not to mention lending his voice to Dobby the House Elf in the Harry Potter movies). Sadly his stellar performance as Truman Capote in Infamous was overshadowed by Philip Seymour Hoffman's turn as the same real-life character in Capote. I'm very excited to see Jones tackle his first comic book flick and to see Marvel's Universe continue to grow. Sound good?