The rumor has been floating about for a while, but now it is a reality: Tommy Lee Jones will be in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Marvel sent over a press release confirming that Jones will play Colonel Phillips in the film. What does he do?

Says Marvel: In the early comics, Phillips recruited Steve Rogers to join Project Rebirth, the secret experiment that created the Super Soldier known as Captain America. The character will be updated for the film.

I imagine this means that Phillips will be sort of Cap’s liaison guy – the dude who gives him missions and stuff. At least, that’s my based-on-nothing guess.

What a great cast for this movie though, huh? Chris Evans as Cap, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving and Stanley Tucci. I’m psyched.