Tommy Lee Jones Officially Comes Aboard ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

It is still unclear what role the actor will play.

Tommy Lee Jones ihas been confirmed for Captain America
Tommy Lee Jones ihas been confirmed for Captain America
LeicesterSquareTV is reporting that Tommy Lee Jones has joined the cast of Captain America: The First Avenger.

At present it is still unclear what role he will play.

The actress Hayley Atwell (she will be playing Peggy Carter in the film) spilled the beans in a video interview with LeicesterSquareTV.

Some of the rumors have Jones playing the role of General Chester Phillips. Marvel.Wikia.Com describes the character as follows:

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.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the 'Super-Soldier Serum' and bombarded by 'vita-rays.' Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.

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  1. Cripple


    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  2. Bane5000

    best two-face ever lol :D

    5 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  3. DaleJr88AmpFan

    TLJ is an OLD school of my faves of all time...

    5 years agoby @dalejr88ampfanFlag

  4. Vamp

    YES! I love Tommy Lee Jones! Next to Johnny Depp, he's probably my favorite actor. Can't wait to see what role he takes in the movie.

    5 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  5. T.Clark

    haha Yesssss

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  6. ZanyZap

    My knowledge of the comic book is extremely limited, but I'm sure a nice Big Brother government official would suffice. As long as there's an ample amount of glaring, sneering, and one-liners.

    5 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  7. Jimthar

    the role of 'phillips' sounds perfect for jones. i'm sure he'll do a great job with it. looking forward to the CAP AM movie.

    5 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  8. CelluloidDreams


    5 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. WongFu

    a great actor, awesome

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  10. Remy72883

    i agree with @TheDude1 also this is gonna be good

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  11. TheDude1

    This movie just got even better. Tommy Lee Jones is one of the greatest actors today.

    5 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  12. Mmm_mmm


    5 years agoby @mmm-mmmFlag

  13. Masta_Chiefed

    Oh wow. He's prolly the Red Skull guy. Just look at that beaten down whiskey face.

    5 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag


    Nice. Agreed Jason, it has been awhile it seems

    5 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  15. Jason27

    Awesomeness! Been a while since ive seen Tommy in anything!

    5 years agoby @jason27Flag

  16. RingWraither

    maybe he'll play 2Face :P

    5 years agoby @ringwraitherFlag

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