'Captain America' Slowly Bloating with Villains: Toby Jones Playing Arnim Zola

May 7, 2010

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Captain America, isn't it a bit early to start encumbering yourself with a swollen roster of enemies? Save something to bog down the sequels. Alas, Heat Vision is reporting Toby Jones--best known for his roles as Truman Capote in Infamous, Lazar in Frost/Nixon, and Karl Rove in W--will be joining Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving in the superhero adaptation, playing evil scientist Arnim Zola.

Here's what the Wikipedia has to say about this guy:

Arnim Zola was a biochemist during World War II who became one of the first human genetic engineers in history after finding papers and equipment used by the offshoot race of humanity, the Deviants. He found a ready home among the Nazi party, who saw his actions as the ability to ensure the existence of a master race.

One of his first accomplishments was the creation of a brain pattern imprinting device, which would allow someone's mental essence to be projected into a cloned brain. Zola presented such a gift to Adolf Hitler, creating the Hate-Monger. Zola also used these skills to form a new body for himself, surviving through the war and into modern times.

Honestly, I can't think of anyone's dwarf-like head I'd rather see emerging from the trunk of a giant robot.

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