Last month is was rumored that Tommy Lee Jones was up for a role in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger. This rumor has been confirmed to be true by actress Hayley Atwell who plays Steve Rodger's love interest Peggy Carter. Watch her let the cat out of the Bag at the 2:20 mark.
It still isn't confirmed what role Jones will play in the Joe Johnston directed film, but we can speculate that he will take on the role of General Chester Phillips, the military officer who chose Steve Rogers for the super soldier program and who helped in his training soon after he took the serum. Here is a full rundown of the character according to the comic books.
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.
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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