Tommy Lee Jones Confirmed For 'Captain America,' But Who Is He Playing?

Tommy Lee JonesThe cast of "The First Avenger: Captain America" has truly come together with Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Hugo Weaving as Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as Bucky and Toby Jones as Arnim Zola. But there's another new addition that's potentially the most exciting casting news so far: Tommy Lee Jones is on board.

It's still unclear who Jones is playing in the film, and while we'll likely find that out soon enough, it's worth speculating on some of the possibilities in the meantime.

After the jump, check out five characters we think Jones could play in the "Captain America" movie!

Baron Zemo: Although Red Skull and Arnim Zola are already confirmed for villainous roles in "Captain America," there's always room for Baron Zemo. He could join Cap's aforementioned foes to form a triumvirate of evil posing a threat to the allied forces. Jones isn't necessarily the closest fit to a character like Dr. Heinrich Zemo, but it would present the Oscar-winning actor with a unique opportunity to chew up scenery opposite Evans, Weaving and Toby Jones. Just as long as he doesn't dig too deeply into his Two-Face persona of old, of course.

General Chester Phillips: Let's face it — of all the characters that Jones might play, the most obvious choice is Chester Phillips, the United States Army General who oversees the 1940 Operation Reborn experiment that converts Steve Rogers from scrawny nobody into a brawny superhero. Phillips presents a character with all of Jones' strengths: authoritative, gruff, intolerant of stupidity. Sounds like a match made in heaven, doesn't it?

Dum Dum Dugan: In "The First Avenger," Captain America is certain to interact with members of the Howling Commandos, the elite squadron of U.S. forces that join Rogers in the fight against the Nazis. This could be a great opportunity to utilize an old school Dum Dum Dugan as a World War II operative rather than a modern day S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Besides, seeing Jones with a big red mustache, a cigar and a bowler cap while fighting the bad guys is something we all deserve to see at least once in our lifetimes.

Nick Fury: Yes, Samuel L. Jackson has his mitts on the character's modern day persona, but what if "The First Avenger" reveals that the S.H.I.E.L.D. director is a legacy character? In other words, the mantle of "Nick Fury" is passed down from director to director. The WWII-era Fury could be played by Jones, someone who is admittedly a bit older than the traditional version of the character but is a perfect fit in terms of attitude. Could be a nice little nod to the original Fury and an intriguing layer to the Marvel movie universe's mythology.

Joseph Rogers: It's always possible that Jones is simply filming a quick cameo role for "The First Avenger," ala John Slattery as Howard Stark in "Iron Man 2." Following that thought, perhaps Jones will briefly grace the screen as Joseph Rogers, Steve's immigrant father who dies early on in the future superhero's childhood. It's not a particularly glamorous role, but as Marvel has a tendency to hire high-profile actors for even the most minor of roles, it's not the most far-fetched casting idea imaginable.

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