Speaking as someone who was on the other side of the continent and a country away, I got the majority of my Marvel updates from our That’s Normal Twitter and Instagram feeds, and from a dear friend as I watched Chernobyl. It helped me from going down an anger and sadness spiral.
One of the many reveals was that Daniel Brühl would be reprising his role as Helmut Zemo, one of the main antagonists in Captain America: Civil War. When we last saw him he tried to put a bullet in his head, only to be stopped by T’Challa. And since then I have been eagerly anticipating his return. And it looks like we’re going to be getting it in The Falcon and the Winter Solider series on Disney+! The show is expected to be immediately streamed into my eyeballs in Fall 2020.
Not pictured: reactor cores exploding. (Image credit: Marvel)
Something that Civil War avoided was having Zemo don his signature purple mask. And depending on who you ask, this was either a slap in the face or a welcome change. Either way, it apparently isn’t going to remain the case!
Brühl took to Instagram on Tuesday, revealing a peek at the character in the upcoming series. In the first screenshot he appears as we’re familiar with in the MCU, but in the second screenshot we see Baron Zemo in – what I assume – all his purple-masked glory!
Though this image is warped and distorted, it gives us a pretty good idea what we’re in for costume-wise. And I am personally delighted by it. I’ve always been pro Zemo and his purple mask, and it looks like Marvel have finally decided to listen to my internal rants. I’m proud of them!
Although I don’t anticipate it will happen, I’m hoping for a Crossbones reappearance as well. He’s had a building dropped on him before, surely being exploded won’t keep him down! And besides, we didn’t see a body. And in the MCU that leaves so much open to interpretation.
See you in the sequel, Buck! (Image credit: Marvel)
There hasn’t been any word yet as to what exactly Zemo will be getting up to in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but if I had to hazard a guess I would say it’s gonna be “no good.” It’s clear that Zemo will be the series’ principle baddie. He, Bucky, and Sam have a storied history. In the comics he worked alongside both Arnim Zola and Red Skull, whether the MCU will tap into that history remains to be seen.