In the comics, "Zola was a genetic engineer who created clones and various monstrosities for Hitler. He also captured his own mental self, inserting it into a robot, and survived the war."
Jones is joining a cast that includes Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Joe Johnston, the adaptation starts filming in England this summer for a July 22, 2011 release.
Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
Jones' credits also include Frost/Nixon, W and he's the voice of Dobby the house-elf in the "Harry Potter" movies.