Marvel’s return to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con was everything and more MCU fans were hoping for, with the studio announcing the slate of new movies and TV shows that will make up Phase 4. That included a huge revelation about one of the most anticipated new Disney+ series planned. We knew Steve Rogers’ two closest friends, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson, would be teaming up, but now we know who they will be teaming up against. Captain America: Civil War’s villain, Baron Zemo, will return on the show. And this time Daniel Brühl will really look the part.

UPDATE, 8/23/19 – At the D23 Expo, Kevin Feige confirmed that Emily Van Camp will reprise her role as Sharon Carter in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and that Wyatt Russell would be joining the cast as John Walker.

UPDATE, 7/24/19 – Daniel Brühl shared two images of himself in character as Baron Zemo, and while the first shows off his great beard,  the second one will make comic book fans very happy. Though the “footage” is grainy, he’s clearly wearing his traditional purple mask, the one Hall H audiences saw at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Original concept art for Captain America: Civil War featured Zemo’s mask, but was ultimately deemed not to fit with the film’s story and version of the character. That obviously will not be the case in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

7/21/2019 –

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, who was carrying Captain America’s Falcon’s shield, were both in the house for the official announcement of their show’s release, set for fall of 2020. The show’s logo also includes Cap’s iconic shield, so clearly his legacy will not be far from either of the two heroes story.

The bigger news, however, was that Daniel Brühl’s Helmut Zemo, last seen jailed at the end of Civil War, has seemingly escaped with a reason to live – causing the Avengers more problems. How his role was announced is what will send comic book fans into a frenzy. The big screen on the stage went out, and when it came back on Zemo was there….wearing his iconic purple mask many lamented he didn’t have in his first entry in the MCU.

Zemo is a great villain and he’s played by a great actor in the MCU. Giving him back his mask will only make the character even better.

The full Marvel slate includes new films — Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi: The Legend of The Ten Rings, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder — as well as new Disney+ streaming series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye. Kevin Feige also revealed they didn’t have time to discuss Blade, Black Panther 2, Guardians 3, Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Four, or “mutants.” Is that Marvel’s Phase 5? Only time (and Kevin Feige) will tell.

For more on Marvel’s Comic-Con announcements, check out our live blog of the panel!

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