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For those hoping that Captain America: Civil War would be a return to the lighter tone of earlier Marvel movies after this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen has some bad news: This one, she promises, will be even darker.
“I think it’s going to be the best one,” the actress, who made her Marvel debut as the Scarlet Witch in Age of Ultron, told Premiere about next year’s third Cap installment. “I am very excited to see it myself — I only worked on set for five weeks, so I wasn’t there for the majority of it. Daniel Bruhl is an incredible actor, and he’s playing the main villain in it, and he’s incredible.”
Bruhl was announced as part of the cast last November. Although Marvel has yet to officially identify the character he’ll be playing, it’s believed he’ll be playing Baron Zemo, a longtime nemesis of Captain America — originally, the character responsible for the hero ending up encased in ice — who played a small role in the original Civil War comic book.
“It’s a movie about people, as opposed to robots, this time,” continued Olsen. “So it’s darker, and it’s allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans, rather than machines.”
Of course, Ultron was pretty human when it came down to it, at least where it counts. But what could be more human than best friends coming to blows over superheroic actions gone wrong? Especially with Asgardians and giant green monsters out of the picture.
Captain America: Civil War will be released May 2016.
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