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You might say that Marvel Studios is on a roll. 'Iron Man 2' has already grossed more than half a billion dollars worldwide, and with both 'Thor' and 'Captain America: The First Avenger' set to film this summer, buzz is already beginning to build for 2012's mega-blockbuster 'Avengers.' And perhaps the biggest reason for that success is Marvel's insistence on hiring some of the industry's brightest talents both in front of and behind the screen.

Case in point: As reported by Coming Soon, critically acclaimed actor Tommy Lee Jones has signed on to the cast of 'Captain America,' joining a cast that already includes veterans like Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson. Jones had been rumored for awhile to be involved in the project, but confirmation finally came earlier this week in a LeicesterSquareTV interview with Hayley Atwell, who will play Cap's on-screen love interest, Peggy Carter. You might say that Marvel Studios is on a roll. 'Iron Man 2' has already grossed more than half a billion dollars, worldwide, and with both 'Thor' and 'Captain America: The First Avenger' set to film this summer, buzz is already beginning to build for 2012's mega-blockbuster 'Avengers.' And perhaps the biggest reason for that success is Marvel's insistence on hiring some of the industry's brightest talents both in front of and behind the screen.

Case in point: As reported by Coming Soon, critically acclaimed actor Tommy Lee Jones has signed on to the cast of 'Captain America,' joining a cast that already includes veterans like Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson. Jones had been rumored for awhile to be involved in the project, but confirmation finally came earlier this week in a LeicesterSquareTV interview with Hayley Atwell, who will play Cap's on-screen love interest, Peggy Carter.

So what role will Jones be playing? That, unfortunately, is still unconfirmed, though speculation centers on General Chester Phillips, who in Marvel continuity is the wise officer that decided to give spindly 4-F reject Steve Rogers a chance to serve his country through the super soldier project that created Captain America during World War II.

Jones, of course, is no stranger to comic book films, having previously starred as Two-Face in 1995's 'Batman Forever.' More famously, he headlined 'Men in Black' and 'Men in Black II' opposite Will Smith as Agent K, a role based on the Aircel Comics title 'The Men In Black.' 'Men in Black III' is scheduled for 2012.

For more behind the scenes anecdotes about the filming of 'Captain America,' which lands in theaters on July 22, 2011, here's the interview with Atwell, who begins by discussing her role in the TV mini-series remake of 'Prisoner' before finally getting to the good stuff: