Captain America: Brave New World is set to be a reinvention of the franchise for Anthony Mackie to take the mantle. However, it seems it may also mark a big change to one of the MCU’s oldest icons.
Joining Anthony Mackie in Captain America: Brave New World is Harrison Ford, taking over as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross from William Hurt, who first played the character way back in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. It seems his Ford’s first big MCU appearance will be his last, though, with Hollywood insider MyTimeToShineHello suggesting he’ll be canned as president of the United States.
While it is a shame Red Hulk won’t be a bigger presence in the MCU, it shouldn’t shock anyone. Harrison Ford is famously not the biggest fan of sticking around giant franchises that aren’t Indiana Jones, so it’s doubtful he’d sign on for a long tenure. Hopefully Captain America: Brave New World sticks the landing as a major turning point for such an iconic character.
What to expect from the Captain America sequel
Details regarding the plot of Captain America: Brave New World are being kept under wraps. Thunderbolt Ross (Harrison Ford) and The Leader (Tim Blake Nelson) are expected to serve as the main villains of the movie, which is currently in production for a Feburary 2025 release.
Julius Onah is directing Captain America: Brave New World, working from a script by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson. The cast of the movie also includes Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley and Shira Haas as Sabra, with Xosha Roquemore on board in an undisclosed role.
Captain America: Brave New World is currently slated to hit theaters on February 14, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!