‘Captain America: The Winter Solider': Will Arnim Zola Get A Makeover?

by Brett White

Toby Jones returns as Arnim Zola in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and, according to Jones, Cap fans should be happy with his inclusion.

“All I can say about it is that I was pleased to be brought back,” Jones told Coming Soon. “I thought I might be–because you’d know better than I do–but Zola finds a way to defeat time and you won’t be disappointed with the way that’s been treated in the film, that’s what I would say.”

Jones could be referring to the fact that the comic book version of Arnim Zola has always been famously depicted as a headless robot with a hologram of a face projected on its chest. Let that visual sink in. So when Toby Jones says that his scientist character is still alive and kicking from the World War II set days of “Captain America: The First Avenger,” it’s easy to assume he’s referring to some sort of robotic body.

So far the sequel is leaning more towards the political thriller and espionage genre, so I’m not exactly sure how a character design as delightfully nuts as Arnim Zola’s will translate onto the big screen next to the more realistic approaches being taken with characters like Falcon and Winter Soldier. But hey, they’re apparently making Batroc the Leaper work on the big screen, so we’ll trust them with Arnim Zola.

[via Coming Soon]

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