Baron Zemo is most famous for his line, “Superheroes should not be allowed to exist. I have no intention of leaving my work unfinished.” And the supervillain is once again back on his mission this coming March 19th in another Marvel live-action series. You may be asking, “Who is Baron Zemo in Marvel’s Falcon and Winter Soldier?” Here’s the answer and everything you need to know…
Five years ago in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, we saw how Helmut Zemo facilitated Captain America and Iron Man’s relationship. His extreme hatred with the Avengers made this all possible.
The villain’s mission to bring down superheroes started when he lost his family in a disaster related to the Age of Ultron film. Since that day, he let go of his role as a Sokovian commando leader. He instead focused his energy on making the costumed heroes wrong in the eye of the people.
In Marvel Comics, the current Baron has a more extended history with the Avengers. He was not even the first one to fight them in his family. His name and loathing were after his father, Heinrich.
The live-action series made some tweaks to the story of the 13th Baron Zemo. His story began when Ultron attacked (though the Avengers later defeated him). His wife, son, and father ran away from the center of the war, but they were still killed.
Helmut Zemo blamed the superheroes for the incident. When he discovered the Winter Soldier, he used him as bait for the Avengers to tear down one another. He succeeded in doing so, as seen in the latter part of the Civil War.
The worst disagreement was due to the death of Wakanda’s King T’Chaka. Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier took the fall for it, and it was then added after the Sokovia Accords, which fueled the fire between Iron Man and Captain America.
Who Is Baron Zemo in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?
With Zemo’s comeback, he will surely continue his evil ways in making sure that Avengers do not survive anymore.
The new series’ trailer showed how the villain possibly made his escape through the Blip. However, it is not clear whether the time slip was from the Infinity Wars. This theory is still unanswered, but there is a high chance for it.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the new journey of Helmut as a vengeful man. Notably, the mini-series will hopefully shed more light on his back story and answer some questions still unresolved about him.
Daniel Bruhl will reprise his role as Baron Zemo and Anthony Mackie as Sam “Falcon” Wilson. The Winter Soldier is also on the list with Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes one more time.
Looking Under the Baron Zemo Mask…
With all this in mind, the new TV show on Disney+ has the chance to redefine the statement of Zemo about his superhero mission being only half done. Of course, we, the audience, will see once again his master manipulation in carrying out his plans as it all unfolds.
The purple mask is also a pretty solid indicator that something will happen with Bruhl’s character, but we’ll have to wait and see. In the comics, specifically, Baron Zemo has a major storyline with his disguise.
Both Heinrich and the current Baron shared the purple masks. They were victims of how it can’t be taken off due to Adhesive X. When they try to remove it, they get disfigured faces and lots of scars.
The Civil War showed Helmut’s bare face. With the new trailer from Disney, the purple mask is becoming the talk of the town.
With or without the mask, Baron Zemo will solidly make the series more exciting with his psychological warfares.
More about the Falcon and the Winter Soldier
There is still another thing to look forward to in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with another masked villain joining the fun. Together with Helmut, Erin Kellyman will lead an anarchist terrorist group as the supposed Flag-Smasher. There’s also Wyatt Russell as John Walker, a potential player as U.S Agent, which makes it even more interesting.
Kellyman has the same goals as the Baron, with their hatred of the government and Captain America. Hence, there is no question on their plots, which aim to destroy and dismantle the Avengers again.
To make things worse, Flag-Smasher could be carrying the Super-Soldier Serum too, which can steadily bring more problems to the superheroes. So that could be interesting to see as well.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a must watch mini-series, in my opinion. As WandaVision comes to a close, I can’t wait to see how the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) expands and connects everything together.
Naturally, with the passing of Captain America’s mantle to Sam Wilson from Steve Rogers. and Baron Zemo and (possibly) Flag-Smasher thrown into the mix, it only creates more interesting plot twists and potential chaos in the Avengers’ world.
Have a marvelous day!
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