Could Daniel Brühl’s Zemo Bring Back HYDRA In ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’?

Daniel Brühl Baron Zemo HYDRA The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Though Daniel Brühl’s Zemo will be the primary antagonist of the upcoming The Falcon And The Winter Soldier on Disney Plus, could he be bringing along some help? And could that help be a new incarnation of the villainous organization HYDRA?

Though HYDRA has basically been wiped off the map in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the organization’s followers somehow always seem to pop their heads back up eventually. As seen in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, the majority of HYDRA was in shambles and destroyed following the time since they were outed in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And even though Daniel Brühl’s Zemo didn’t seem too fond of the organization in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, stating that they “belonged on the ash heap,” there’s still a possibility that we could see the villainous character create a new version of the organization in The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.

While Daniel Brühl’s Zemo is a master tactician, hacker and a skilled combatant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s likely going to need some help taking on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier when it comes down to it. Sure, he managed the tear apart the Avengers using his expertise in Civil War but the teaser shown at San Diego Comic-Con and the fact that he will be sporting his comic book outfit hints at a bit of a more “hands-on” approach this time around. So, with that in mind, it wouldn’t be too crazy to think that Zemo might revive a version of HYDRA in order to help him achieve whatever goal (or goals) it is that he has up his sleeve.

And even if it doesn’t end up being a full-blown version of the organization similar to what we’ve seen before, there’s a good chance we could see Daniel Brühl’s Zemo teaming up with other characters that would have been affiliated with HYDRA. Coincidentally enough, one of the more recent Marvel comic book storylines saw Zemo become the new leader of HYDRA and going head-to-head with Sam Wilson during his time as Captain America. The storyline featured Zemo teaming up with characters such as Batroc the Leaper, Baron Blood and Taskmaster, among others.

While the final name on that list is a toss-up at the moment seeing as we have no clue how the events of Black Widow will turn out, they could bring back another MCU veteran if they used Batroc who we last saw in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, played by Georges St-Pierre. Or if they wanted to get really weird with it? Have Daniel Brühl’s Zemo team up with John Falsworth, a.k.a. Baron Blood, who just happens to be a vampire. While this is probably less likely than a team-up with Batroc, it would be an easy way for them to start laying the foundation for the highly-anticipated Mahershala Ali Blade film that was announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

While we currently have no indication that any of the above might happen, it does feel like a strong possibility for the series at the moment and would open a number of doors back up for Marvel Studios moving forward. This team could even potentially end up being the MCU’s version of the Thunderbolts. Would you like to see a new version of HYDRA arise or would you prefer that they stay on the “ash heap”? Sound-off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Be sure to stay tuned for future updates on The Falcon And The Winter Soldier series and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Shawn Madden

Shawn Madden

I write stuff. Sometimes.