Thomas Kretschmann Cast as Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in Avengers 2

Some of you probably already knew that HYDRA leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker was likely going to be the secondary villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  However, we now have a face to attach to the character as Thomas Kretschmann (TV’s Dracula) has been cast in the role.

While it appears that his initial appearance will be in the Avengers 2, the deal he has signed is reportedly for several films so the summer of 2015 may not be the last we see of the ageless villain and it’s already being speculated that he might be making an appearance in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  

While he certainly would make for a promising recurring villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I really don’t think it would be a good idea to put him in Winter Soldier.  The film is set to be released in two and half months and adding him to the mix so late in the game just seems ill-advised.  They tried putting Hawkeye into Thor at the last minute and it ended up looking extremely awkward.  Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to see Joss Whedon’s interpretation of such a formidable villain in Avengers 2.

Do you think Kretschmann will make a good Baron Wolfgang von Strucker?  Is Strucker a good choice for a villain?  Should he make an appearance in Winter Soldier?  Let us know your opinion in the comment section below.       

Source: Slashfilm

is a native Texan who has had a love and fascination with movies as long as he can remember. He attended Sam Houston State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism. His love of film only grew during his college days, with seldom an hour going by without him making some kind of movie reference. He has since gone on a seemingly never-ending quest to see as many movies (old and new) that he possibly can, a task made possible by his Netflix subscription. Besides movies he enjoys television, reading, writing, video editing, listening to music, and watching Doctor Who.

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