Tommy Lee Jones Is Colonel Phillips In Captain America [Re-Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 16th, 2014 at 11:10 am,

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[Update: Jones has been confirmed for the film. Read on for details.]

Our friends over at UGO are reporting that they’re hearing it from a close source that actor Tommy Lee Jones may be joining the cast of The First Avenger: Captain America.

Tommy Lee Jones joining the Marvel Movie Universe? Yes please!

So what would Jones’ role supposedly be in Captain America? UGO‘s source can’t say for sure, but the immediate and obvious guess (if you couldn’t tell by the title of this post) is that ol’ stone-faced-Jones would be lending his trademark gruff demeanor to some kind of WWII military figure who Cap comes in contact with.

Now, the report is still just a rumor, and even the rumor claims that Jones is simply “in negotiations” at the moment – but still, this is one of those rumors that you hope turns out true because it would be a nice layer of icing on the cake, so to speak.

Personally, since the Marvel Movies have gone with the more modern, “Ultimates” version of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), I would like to see Jones play a character that’s an homage to the original Nick Fury, leader of “The Howling Commandos,” a WWII special forces group. They could easily create such a character for The First Avenger.

Update: Superhero Hype and Marvel have confirmed that Jones is in Captain America, playing the role of General Chester Phillips, the military commander who recruits Steve Rogers into the super-soldier program that ultimately transforms him into Captain America.

Shout out to our reader “Orlando” for the heads up.

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Captain America will be played by Chris Evans (The Losers).  The production has recently added actress Hayley Atwell as Cap’s love interest, Sebastian Stan as Cap’s sidekick, Bucky, a rumored role for Ryan Phillippe (MacGruber) and Hugo Weaving playing the villainous Red Skull. Not a bad cast so far. Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, The Rocketeer) is directing – something that still has a lot of us feeling a bit nervous icon neutral Tommy Lee Jones Is Colonel Phillips In Captain America [Re Updated] .

What do you think of this rumor? Are you hoping Tommy Lee Jones is part of Captain America? Should he play the tough, gruff, soldier or perhaps something a little more off-beat?

The First Avenger: Captain America will be in theaters on July 22, 2011.

Source: UGO

Update Source: Superhero Hype

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  1. General Phillips. Duh.

  2. Great pickup for the Cap’n flick! I hope he gets a good amount of screen time.


  3. Tommy lee jones is a great addition to the first avenger ^_^

  4. Tommy Lee Joones is a great plus for this film but isn’t he a bit old to be playing the original Nick Fury?

  5. Ugh… Is anyone else reminded of the campy over the top Tommy as Two Face?

  6. it doesn’t matter who he play’s in the movie. we don’t want him stealing all of the scene’s. all i care to see is captain one else is important.

  7. I think he should play General Phillips. He could certainly pull off the charismatic leader that could convince a desirous but perhaps doubtful slight Steve Rogers, that science can put him on the battlefield and not just survive but thrive.

  8. Probably the black guy playing the trumpet in the background of that drawing is the young Nick Fury.

    • I mean bugle.

  9. Good news, good news.

    I wonder what this means for MiB3 though?

  10. Tommy Lee Jones would be a great addition, but only if he was a supporting character. Pretty much a cameo, but a teeny bit more important, ya know?

  11. This film should be cool given the acting roster. Impressive. Very impressive(Darth Vader is the man). Oh come on, I apologize for the Star Wars humor, what can I say I’m a Star Wars nerd.

  12. This gives me hope for this movie lol. Tommy Lee Jones has been and will always be an incredible actor no matter what kind of crappy role it is, the acting is always great with him!

  13. I do not see a bugle boy /where you seeing it again?..Actually I must admit im a bit edgy and hope that don’t screw this up and that they keep this in tune like iron man 1 and 2..if they can do ath then whats its face applying the cap may pull it off but i do not understand with so many who can fit the bill much better why they chose this guy to apply Cap..But i will give him benefit of doubt after all its acting and to be honest i was skeptical about DJ playing iron man now I’m in love with him..MM makes my heart flutter every time i see Downy on screen.what mean! lol

  14. This really gives the Captain America movie a great cast. I love TLJ and tend to give anything he is in a shot. He can only make this film even better.

  15. “Alright boy, Ima make your skrawny little ass the greatest soldier who ever lived and you better not disappoint me either godamit!” “What’s your name again boy?”-(TLJ)… “Uh, Steve,Steve Rogers Sir”-(C.Evans) “You aint one of them queers are ya Steve?”(TLJ)…”Uh,no sir”(C.Evans)…”What do ya mean by “uh”, what you aint sure, you’d better not make me look like a sissy in front of my peers by creating a secret super sissy soldier serum,those Nazis are breedin’ queer soldiers over there but that aint happenin’ over here in the U.S. so you’d better be sure”(TLJ) “Yes,Sir,I mean no Sir I’m not queer”.-(C.Evans) Ok,well good cuz we are working on a top secret weapon,it’s called The Gay Bomb,the wave of future weapons technology,we don’t need it backfiring”(TLJ)

  16. Tommy Lee Jones is going to be an awesome addition to the cast!! And I’m sure that Chris Evans is going to nail it as Cap I had some worries myself with RDJ as Tony Stark but it worked out better than I could have imagined.