Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
Is it confirmed Josh Holloway is in this?I'm sticking with Clay Quartermain, who Fury once described as a "blond-haired, fast-talking, grinning Burt Lancaster sort".
Holloway was rumored to be in the mix for Crossbones..but Frank Grillo has that role.. it's possible he could be looked at for another role but unlikely..
while Joe Johnston who helped with the look of First Avenger did work on Star Wars.. this isn't Star Wars by any means.. it sounds like the writers just reworked the original drafts from the first film.. when it was originally set in present-time only to be scrapped for the film to be entirely set in WWII.. old concepts are likely being blended into a post-Avengers world along with Winter Soldier plot being mixed into the pot.. Zemo and Strucker were in those drafts so I expect they'll show up..
Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus mentioned this in an interview with IFC.. however, they also jokingly mentioned Modok as well, so who knows..
There were a few classic villains that were planned for the first film, only to be removed in subsequent drafts. The pair previously revealed that evil despot Baron Zemo was in an early draft, but he wasn't the only sinister side character in those versions of the script.
"Baron Strucker was in there for a while, but he wasn't doing enough to justify wasting him in the film," said McFeely. "We certainly tried things, and ended up settling on the more useful Red Skull and Arnim Zola. But they're all still on the table," he teased.