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'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' fans demand Marvel to #ReleaseTheZemoCut

By Christian Imperio Published Apr 07, 2021 3:35 pm

If you've already seen the latest episode of Marvel's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, then we can both agree that Baron Helmut Zemo's fist-bumping dance scene was probably one of the best moments of the show. And, apparently, there's an extended version of it.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniel Brühl, who first played as Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, revealed that apart from improvising, his dance scene in "Power Broker" was actually longer than what fans saw in the episode. 

"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," Brühl said. 

He added, "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]. 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."

After revealing the existence of a longer version of Zemo's dance scene, fans immediately staged an online petition for Marvel to #ReleaseTheZemoCut.

Check out their reactions below:

Meanwhile, Brühl also shared during the interview that he's glad that he was given the opportunity to reprise his role and show a different side of Zemo. 

"It is very nice to be invited back to something because it also shows that you haven't been that bad in the first place. So, I was very thrilled to hear that. But even more so, after reading the scripts, I thought, 'Oh! This is a whole new game.' It gives me the opportunity to discover so much more [about the character] and to show different sides of Baron Zemo that, actually, I always had in mind knowing the comic books," he said.

"In Civil War, as much as I enjoyed playing the part, I thought, 'Give me that mask at least for a second, for one scene!' 'What about Zemo's aristocratic background?' 'Why is he called Baron?' That all was added here in the show, and it was so much fun to play around with it. And the sense of humor. I'm always a fan when this is part of the performance, no matter how serious the circumstances are," Brühl added.

The fourth episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere on April 9 on Disney Plus.

(Image from Marvel)