From One Villain To Another, Thomas Kretschmann Joins AGENT 47
Thomas Kretschmann appears to be a rather hot commodity at the moment. He recently played Van Helsing in NBC’s take on the iconic Dracula character, which has yet to be picked up for a second season. He can currently be seen in US theaters in the acclaimed IMAX films Stalingrad, but his biggest role to date is the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, where he’ll play Baron Von Strucker, a role that he has said will carry over into future films. Apparently, Kretschmann likes to play the bad guy, as it was announced this afternoon that he has signed on to play the main villain in the currently filming Agent 47.
According to THR, Kretschmann will play Le Clerq, the chairman of an organization called Syndicate International, which is hell-bent on creating an army of super agents. Kretschmann will be joining Rupert Friend, who fills the titular role, as well as Zachary Quinto, who will also be playing a baddie. The movie is currently filming in Berlin, under the direction of Aleksander Bach.
Paul Walker was all set to take on the lead role for this film, but after his untimely death, Rupert Friend signed on to fill the role. Kretschmann is one to keep an eye on, as he seems to be in high demand for some rather high-profile projects. It’s no wonder either, as he was a standout in the first season of Dracula, and is a perfect fit for the role of Strucker in the Avengers sequel. I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of him in the future.
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