Hayley Atwell Confirms Tommy Lee Jones is in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

     May 26, 2010


Last month we reported Tommy Lee Jones might be in the soon to be filming Captain America: The First Avenger.  At the time it was a rumor, and many doubted it as Men in Black 3 is getting ready to film and Jones has a part in that.

But on a red carpet a few days ago, Hayley Atwell, who is playing Chris Evans love interest Peggy Carter, confirmed the rumor and said Tommy Lee Jones is in the film.  She also said she’s training six days a week to make it convincing that she can “kick butt”.  Hit the jump to see what she had to say and I’ve also grabbed more info on General Chester Phillips – who is the character Tommy Lee Jones might be playing.

Here’s the Hayley Atwell interview via comicbookmovie.  She talks about Captain America in the last minute.  And for more on General Chester Phillips, it’s down the page.  It sounds like Jones is the one who gives the Super-Soldier serum to Chris Evans.

From Marvel Wikia:

General Phillips hand picked 4-F army reject Steve Rogers to become a part of the 1940 Operation Reborn experiment. In particular, he admired Rogers patriotic spirit. Later, Phillips was a part of picking Rogers as the eventual Super-Soldier Captain America. Phillips also oversaw Rogers initial training as well as some of his early missions.

After the fact, Phillips was aware that an unauthorized military group gave the Super Soldier Serum to Protocide, prior to Steve Rogers. As he displayed no life functions, Phillips believed Protocide to be deceased and the General dealt severely with the perpetrators through military channels.

Phillips was a hard nosed commander who did not tolerate errors from his charges. Phillips eventually retired from the military and lived a long life. He was killed in a rest home in Kentucky. He and Captain America were attacked by Lemurian assassins. While battling his assailants, General Phillips throat was fatally slit.

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