Now that the news about Toby Jones returning to the Marvel Universe as Arnim Zola in Captain America: The Winter Soldier has hit the Internet we can start speculating about the possibility that he will return in his robotic body from the comics.
There was a scene in the first Captain America movie that showed the plans for the iconic image that Captain America fans recognize.
Zola survived the war and ended up in the custody of the group that would eventually become S.H.I.E.L.D., much like the German Rocket Scientists were brought to the United States after the war. One can easily imagine Zola, under guard, working for S.H.I.E.L.D. to develop new spy tools and weapons. It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to believe that Zola might secretly build and transfer his mind into that easily recognizable robot body.
The film stars Chris Evans, reprising his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, and franchise newcomers Anthony Mackie as the Falcon and Frank Grillo as Crossbones. Also returning are Samuel L. Jackson as Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill along with Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.
Set to be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit 2D and 3D theaters on April 4, 2014.