Steve Rogers, who had only just then become the world’s first super soldier, stopped Kruger from escaping. When questioned by Rogers, Kruger chose death and bit down a cyanide capsule.
But when has death ever really stopped anyone in a superhero universe. During an exclusive interview, ComicBook.com asked Armitage if he’d ever be interested in reprising his role as Kruger for a future Marvel project.
“How do you come back from cyanide poisoning? I guess I’d have to be a clone of myself,” Armitage answered.
It turns out there was more to Kruger than simply being a Hydra assassin. Armitage revealed that Kruger had a whole history that was never revealed in Captain America: The First Avenger.
“He was an interesting character,” Armitage said. “I didn’t realize there was a kind of background to him. When I started looking into it, I thought it was just something they’d created for the movie, but there was a whole kind of biog for him and a backstory and one of the things that always amused me was that he was a great opera singer. You never got to explore that in the movie.
“He had a great singing voice. That would be a great scene, singing with cyanide.”