Toby Jones Returns as Arnim Zola For Captain America Sequel
While we’ve known for a while that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) will return for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, HeyUGuys got the scoop on another character from the original film that we’ll be seeing again: Arnim Zola.
The website caught up with actor Toby Jones Sunday at the London Critics’ Circle Awards, where he revealed he will indeed play a part in the Marvel sequel. This might seem a little tricky considering that Zola was a very human scientist in that film, but comic fans know the character eventually figured out a way to transfer his consciousness into various robotic forms, designs of which can actually be glimpsed in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, The Winter Soldier is believed to be based on the Captain America storyline of the same name, which revealed Captain America’s sidekick Bucky Barnes didn’t die as expected during the war. Instead, an amnesiac Bucky got snatched by the Soviets, fitted with a bionic arm and programmed to serve as an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. The secret is revealed in the present day after Barnes attacks the Red Skull and blows up part of Philadelphia. The film opens April 4, 2014.