[Movies] Baron Von Strucker to Be Second Avengers: Age of Ultron Villain?
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.20.2013
A new report says so...
We all know that Ultron will be the main villain in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it appears that a second villain may appear as well. Latino Review claims that they have sources telling them that a second main villain will appear in the film, namely that of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
For the uninitiated, Baron von Strucker is one of the leaders of Hydra, the terrorist organization first seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: The First Avenger under the direction of the Red Skull. Von Strucker is a former Nazi officer who first appeared in 1964's Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #5. He joined the Nazis early on and was wing commander of the infamous Death's Head Squadron in the comics. Von Strucker avoided war crimes prosecution and was given an age-retarding serum in order to oversee HYDRA's progress in the aftermath of World War II.
He also is host to the Death Spore virus, which has allowed him to heal from drastic injuries. He can release the fatal virus at will from his body and if he dies, the Death Spore viruses will allegedly be set free and could go airborne, wiping out all life on Earth.
The site claims that Martin Csokas (Lord of the Rings) and Dougray Scott (Mission: Imposssible II) are the top choices, though others may be targeted as well. It finally adds that Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) will at least start off the film as Hydra agents.