Tommy Lee Jones Officially Comes Aboard ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

It is still unclear what role the actor will play.
BY |
Tommy Lee Jones Officially Comes Aboard ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

Tommy Lee Jones ihas been confirmed for Captain AmericaLeicesterSquareTV is reporting that Tommy Lee Jones has joined the cast of Captain America: The First Avenger.

At present it is still unclear what role he will play.

The actress Hayley Atwell (she will be playing Peggy Carter in the film) spilled the beans in a video interview with LeicesterSquareTV.

Some of the rumors have Jones playing the role of General Chester Phillips. Marvel.Wikia.Com describes the character as follows:

Phillips was a hard nosed commander who did not tolerate errors from his charges. Phillips eventually retired from the military and lived a long life. He was killed in a rest home in Kentucky. He and Captain America were attacked by Lemurian assassins. While battling his assailants, General Phillips throat was fatally slit.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the 'Super-Soldier Serum' and bombarded by 'vita-rays.' Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011.

Best of the Web

16 comments

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter

Popular Stories

Transformers 5: What We Know

Transformers 5: What We Know

Paramount is planning a huge shared universe for ‘Transformers’, with ‘Transformers 5’ set to kick things in motion.

By B. Alan Orange | 5 days ago

6.5k Shares6 Comments

First ‘X-Files’ Revival Photos Arrive

First ‘X-Files’ Revival Photos Arrive

Get your first look at Joel McHale and Annet Mahendru from the set of Fox's ‘X-Files’ revival, along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

By Brian Gallagher | 6 days ago

237 Shares6 Comments

Latest Headlines

Suicide Squad: What You Need to Know

Suicide Squad: What You Need to Know

Director David Ayer is midway through shooting ‘Suicide Squad’, and we already know quite a bit about what to expect when the movie opens in August 2016.

By B. Alan Orange | 31 minutes ago

85 Shares0 Comments

Around the Web

Popular Movies