Marvel has announced a new cast addition for Captain America: Civil War, with Daniel Brühl joining the team in an as yet unidentified role. While the official press release from the studio does not name the character, Deadline claims that the actor is playing the main villain. This is has not been confirmed by Disney or Marvel.

Take a look at the official press release:

Daniel Brühl (Rush; Inglourious Basterds) has joined the cast of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War set to rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 6, 2016.

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The celebrated actor 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.

Daniel Brühl joins Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) in Captain America: Civil War with Joe Russo and Anthony Russo returning to direct after this year's hit Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Said Producer Kevin Feige:

"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."

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

Who do you think Daniel Brühl might be taking on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Any and all guesses are welcome at this point.

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