Big corporations can often struggle to stay in sync with what fans love about their shows, but once in a while, they get it right. When we spotted Daniel Brühl’s character Baron Zemo dancing on the latest episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we couldn’t think of anything else afterward, and the rest of the internet was right there with us. Now, Disney has released an hour-long loop of of Zemo’s sick moves over a hard-driving beat.
If you’re not caught up and sensitive to spoilers, stop here. Last week’s episode sent Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes to the fictional southeast Asian island of Madripoor with Helmut Zemo in tow. The trio went undercover in Madripoor’s Lowtown in search of the re-created and optimized Super Soldier Serum that turned Karli Morgenthau and the other Flag Smashers into Captain America-grade punchers. The boys attempt to blend in, giving us a far-too-short shot of Zemo getting his groove on.
Thankfully, Brühl let slip in an interview with EW that the moment lasted a bit longer on set. “It was a long dance,” he said. “There’s more to it, but they cut this little moment [for the show].”
Thank heavens that footage didn’t end up a recycle bin so that we can watch it. Of course, it’s important to remember, Zemo is the guy who blew up the United Nations building, killing King T’Chaka of Wakanda in the process, as part of a detailed plan to turn Captain America, Iron Man, and the other Avengers against each other. He’s only out of jail because he happens to specialize in Super Soldier-related knowledge. He has to do a lot of good to redeem himself.
With that said, the expression on his face while he does what is almost certainly the next Fortnite dance goes a much longer way than it really should.
We’re probably not going to get any new shots of Baron Zemo losing himself to dance, but there’s still more Falcon and the Winter Soldier to go. Check out all the Easter eggs in Episode 3, and refresh yourself with a recap if you’ve been in cryogenic storage for a few decades. You could also read up on why Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s action sets it apart from other MCU stories and why the show is shorter than WandaVision.