Daniel Bruhl Cast as Villain in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Marvel’s sequel also stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Chadwick Boseman

Marvel has cast “Rush” star Daniel Bruhl in “Captain America: Civil War,” Marvel announced on Friday, with sources telling TheWrap that Bruhl will play one of the sequel’s villains who could return in other Marvel movies including “Doctor Strange.”

Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the new “Captain America” movie, which hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

Bruhl joins Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) in “Captain America: Civil War.”

“With Daniel’s ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances, we knew we had found yet another great actor to share the screen with some of our biggest heroes,” said producer Kevin Feige of Marvel.

Bruhl earned Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations for his role as Niki Lauda in director Ron Howard‘s “Rush.” In addition to Howard, Bruhl has also worked with other esteemed directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Paul Greengrass, Anton Corbijn, and Michael Winterbottom.

Bruhl is represented by WME, Tavistock Wood Management and Players Agentur Management.