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Which Marvel Villain Confirmed To Be Returning For Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

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Considering the Captain America sequel hits theaters next year, it’s surprising we haven’t heard more about it. That’s most likely the efforts of the production trying to stay under wraps but what they can’t account for are actors giving interviews in which they spill the beans. Hit the jump to find out which evil-doer is back for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Before now, we’ve only had confirmation of Chris Evans (duh) and Sebastian Stan returning for the sequel. Winter Soldier refers to a storyline from the comics that involves Stan’s character Bucky so that was also a given. Samuel L. Jackson is also likely involved in some way. But which villainous character is making a comeback?

Dr. Arnim Zola. The HYDRA scientist, played by Toby Jones, escaped capture at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger but it seems as if he’ll be back to make more trouble for Cap.

In an interview with HeyUGuys, Jones said he did know whether or not he’d be returning. “It looks like I will be, yeah,” he said.

Zola’s story in the comics leads him to create clones and monsters for Hitler but also a robot body for himself. Whether we’ll see the latter play out or perhaps see Jones in a flashback sequence is not yet known. Though plans for his robotic self were spotted in the first film.

(via SuperheroHype)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."