Returning: Bruce Willis to 'Sin City' & Toby Jones in 'Captain America 2'

January 22, 2013
Source: HeyUGuys

Toby Jones / Bruce Willis

The twisted timeline of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been speculated about since the film was officially announced, but we're one step closer to being able to place the events of this movie on a timeline. MTV spoke with director Robert Rodriguez and confirmed that Bruce Willis will be returning to his role as Hartigan in the sequel. But that isn't the only film with a weird timeline on the horizon. Captain America: The Winter Soldier reportedly takes place in modern day, but now HeyUGuys adds to the confusion by reporting that Toby Jones will reprise his role as Arnim Zola in the Marvel movie. Read on!

Let's talk about Sin City: A Dame to Kill For first. With official confirmation that Willis will be back, we know that his segments in this movie will take place before the events of the first Sin City because *spoiler alert* Hartigan dies at the end of the first film. (Mickey Rourke is also coming back as Marv, and he died in the first one too.) Josh Brolin has taken over for Clive Owen as Dwight, but that character has a different face in this earlier part than in the first movie, so A Dame to Kill For is looking more like a full prequel than a sequel. Willis was one of the best parts of the original, so I'm psyched he's back.

As for Captain America: A Winter Soldier, we're all essentially still going in blind when it comes to the timeline for this one. Early word pegged the movie as taking place after The Avengers, and we know that Peggy Carter won't be back in action again (it'll be her niece Sharon this time out), but with Jones reprising his Nazi role, will we be seeing flashbacks or something more interesting? Zola is a biochemical genius, so could he have engineered some way to keep himself vital through the years? He was already middle aged in the first movie, so I don't think he'd be alive in modern day, so the only other major option would be seeing him in flashback form. Hopefully directors Joe and Anthony Russo can make this work because I think it'd be a little weird to include flashbacks without hitting Cap's romantic past in the process.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For comes to theaters in 3D on October 4th, 2013, while we'll see the star-spangled shield again in Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014. Sound good?

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Good. I'd have been pissed if he didn't reprise the role.

grimjob on Jan 22, 2013


"I take away his weapon....both of them" Cant wait for more ridiculously cynical and down to earth quotes from Willis' Hardigan lol.

Cody W on Jan 22, 2013


Sin City 2 is NOT a full on prequel to the first film. I'll clear it up as someone who is rather knowledgeable on the comics. The 3 stories featured in the first film were: That Yellow Bastard - Bruce Willis' story, chronologically the 'first' of those stories. It ends 4 years before the next story starts. The Hard Goodbye - Marv's/Rourke's story, chronologically the '2nd' of the film The Big Fat Kill - Clive Owen's/Dwight's story, chronologically the 'last' of the stories in this film. Sin City 2 is going to feature one comic story, 2 original stories, and who knows how many shorts. 'A Dame to Kill For', the comic which the film is named after, takes place, chronologically, between That Yellow Bastard and The Hard Goodbye...although it's later events overlap with The Hard Goodbye's earlier events. ALSO, Dwight gets his 'new face' near the end of 'A Dame to Kill For' so hopefully they can get Owen back for that. A Dame To Kill For features Marv, alive and well. Sin City 2 will also reportedly feature a short story called 'Just Another Saturday Night' which is about Marv on the same night that the last part of 'That Yellow Bastard' took place. There is a place for a Hartigan/Bruce Willis cameo in this story. The 2nd major story of Sin City is about Nancy (Jessica Alba) reportedly dealing with the death of Hartigan....I would ASSUME there will be room for Hartigan/Willis to show up in flashbacks, dream sequences, or something like that in this story. The 3rd major story of Sin City 2 is focused on Johnny(Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and is titled 'The Long Bad Night'

Chris Groves on Jan 22, 2013


This is Dr. Zola in the present

BeachBum_850 on Jan 22, 2013


Zola is a biochemical genius, so could he have engineered some way to keep himself vital through the years? Yes he did, the first movie even shows a picture of it

Thebest on Jan 22, 2013


I don't know which I'm more excited for

prantsdagger on Jan 23, 2013


the first Cap movie had a great foreshadowing moment to how Zola will view the world. The first glimpse of him is through that magnifying glass, warped and twisted. that's how he'll be seen most of the time.

Kento on Jan 23, 2013

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