Tim Blake Nelson is set to make his grand return to the MCU as The Leader in Captain America: Brave New World. A new rumor suggests the actor may have a bigger role in the film than many may have expected.
The return of Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader was certainly a shock when it was announced, with many fans assuming he was another forgotten artifact from the MCU’s early days. Following the reveal that Harrison Ford would be taking over as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in Captain America: Brave New World, many assumed Nelson would be relegated to a simple cameo. However, according to insider CanWeGetSomeToast, Nelson is set to play a key role in the villainous Serpent Society:
The Leader doesn’t have much, if any, history with the Serpent Society in the comics. However, given Captain America: Brave New World seems to be about the secret machinations of those in government like Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, it only makes sense Tim Blake Nelson would be controlling things behind the scenes in his MCU revival.
What to expect from the Captain America sequel
Details regarding the plot of Captain America: Brand 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 May 2024 release.
Julius Onah is directing Captain America: Brand 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: Brand New World is currently slated to hit theaters on July 26, 2024. 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!