The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has got to be the show's most action-packed entry yet but besides the thrilling sequences and jaw-dropping moments viewers witnessed, Episode 3 saw Helmut Zemo undoubtedly steal the spotlight and outshine everyone. Interestingly, the villainous character is currently being portrayed as an ally of Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson as they get to the bottom of the sudden resurgence of the super-soldier serum.
In "Power Broker", we see a more grounded take on the Captain America: Civil War baddie which is a breath of fresh air. It's safe to say that not a single person in the fandom expected Zemo to be presented in an intriguing manner and somehow, it actually works. There's even one scene in the last episode that went viral all over the internet and it sees Zemo showing off his killer dance moves in a nightclub in Madripoor.
According to actor Daniel Brühl, that specific scene was actually improvised by him. He also reveals that they shot a longer version of the viral "dancing Zemo" sequence. In a recent conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Daniel explains: "It's so hysterical. [That moment] was improvised when I saw the crowd dancing, going loco. I felt the beat and was like, Zemo has been sitting in a dodgy German prison cell for years. So, he needs to let off some steam and show his moves. Let's go for it! I enjoyed so much the reaction of Anthony and Sebastian looking at me. Still, I was 100 percent sure that they would cut it out [of the show]."
He added: "I was really surprised and happy that they kept it. It was a long dance. There's more to it, but they cut this little moment. I didn't know what was happening, but I then received all these messages from my friends cracking up. My friends who know me well know I'm an embarrassing, passionate dancer on the floor but it would be different moves. It would be the Spanish side of me kicking in and doing some matador, flamenco moves, going down on my knees. Highly embarrassing for my friends."
I gotta say, I genuinely love the fact that they made Zemo a very relatable and likable character, and shockingly enough, a lot of fans are suddenly rooting for the villain who has done some horrible things in the past. Now, it'll be interesting to see if Marvel Studios capitalizes on Zemo's newfound popularity and actually turns him into a full-time good guy. Only time can tell, I guess.
The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+.
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