CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD Promo Art Reveals First Look At Tim Blake Nelson As The Leader

CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD Promo Art Reveals First Look At Tim Blake Nelson As The Leader

Newly revealed promo art for Captain America: Brave New World offers a first look at Tim Blake Nelson's return as The Leader, but just how in line with his comic book counterpart is the MCU's version?

By JoshWilding - Mar 08, 2024 09:03 AM EST

Captain America: Brave New World was supposed to be released in theaters this year, but thanks to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the movie was pushed into 2025. A big part of that, of course, is the fact Sam Wilson's first solo adventure as Captain America requires extensive reshoots. 

Those are expected to last most of the summer, potentially ditching the Serpent Society and reshaping many of the movie's action scenes (at least based on what we've been hearing about Marvel Studios' plans for the seemingly troubled project).

What we do know is that Cap will find himself fending off Harrison Ford's Red Hulk, a villain we're expecting to see created by the returning Samuel Sterns. Introduced in 2008's The Incredible Hulk, he's since become The Leader, one of Bruce Banner's greatest enemies in the comic books. 

Tim Blake Nelson will reprise the role and, thanks to some newly revealed promo art (via scooper @CanWeGetToast), we have a first look at the MCU's Leader. 

The transformation isn't quite as dramatic as expected; Stern's head is enlarged and the actor has a goatee and hair. It's hard to say whether his skin is green, but if it is, then it's a pretty light shade of jade! The villain seems to be wearing a suit of some sort, but it's largely covered up. 

You can check out Captain America: Brave New World's take on The Leader HERE

"Really excited. I had a great time filming it," Nelson recently told us about his role in the movie. "And [I] worked with the Marvel team and this wonderful makeup artist named David Atherton with whom I've collaborated on a dozen movies now."

"I think people are going to be pretty excited about what this guy looks like. And what he has to say and what he does," he teased. "All power to the amazing team over there at Marvel."

Assuming they all make the cut, Captain America: Brave New World stars Anthony Mackie, Harrison Ford, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Tim Blake Nelson, Shira Haas, Liv Tyler, and WWE Superstar Seth Rollins.

Julius Onah helms the movie from a screenplay by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson, though the director is believed to have also taken a pass at it. Matthew Orton, meanwhile, has written new scenes for the reshoots which are taking place later this year.

Captain America: Brave New World is set to arrive in theaters on February 14, 2025. 

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JstaKIDfrmBKLYN - 3/8/2024, 9:06 AM
It looks fine.
Vigor - 3/8/2024, 9:19 AM
@JstaKIDfrmBKLYN - yeah looks exactly fine. Nothing too exaggerated but it's clear he has a green tint and a big ol noggin. Keeping it in line with the capt America franchise. Nothing too cartoonish, like with MODOK
JstaKIDfrmBKLYN - 3/8/2024, 9:37 AM
@Vigor - Exactly. A faint shade of green is plenty for him. And the head isn't laughably big.
TheVisionary25 - 3/8/2024, 9:43 AM
@JstaKIDfrmBKLYN - as long as it’s better then the last big headed villain…

I do still think that was more of the fault of Sarsgaard’s hammy performance & direction then the look though
JstaKIDfrmBKLYN - 3/8/2024, 11:00 AM
@TheVisionary25 - still gives me nightmares.
Scarilian - 3/8/2024, 3:57 PM
@Vigor -
Looks a bit too bland/smooth for me, pretty underwhelming. Even though they're going to get rid of the character quickly.

Especially given how they previously presented it as some horrific mutation where the veins were visible.

harryba11zack - 3/8/2024, 9:09 AM
green my a55
WhatIfRickJames - 3/8/2024, 9:11 AM
That's not a forehead, that's an eighthead!
Vigor - 3/8/2024, 9:18 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - ahhhh beat me to it
HashTagSwagg - 3/8/2024, 9:12 AM
Typical Marvel ripping off another DC product
supermanrex - 3/8/2024, 9:21 AM
@HashTagSwagg - stop dude. the leader and hammond been around since the early sixties.
HashTagSwagg - 3/8/2024, 9:44 AM
@supermanrex - and Hammond cam first
ItsNotForMeWahh - 3/8/2024, 10:40 AM
@HashTagSwagg - If we took away the characters that both DC and Marvel stole we wouldn't have many characters left
MotherGooseUPus - 3/8/2024, 9:12 AM
Sooooo its tim blake nelson with a receding hair line and goat tee .... got it. cuz i just can't see "the leader" in the pic

and yea, this movie... very very low expectations. pending on a trailer and reviews i may be in or:

EZBeast - 3/8/2024, 9:43 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - I'm having troubles working the site but tried to tag you in this on the other article. Godzilla minus one won best pic in Japan!
Japan has better academy awards lol
MotherGooseUPus - 3/8/2024, 10:23 AM
@EZBeast - damn thats Awesome! I saw the 4k/Blu ray release date, but it was for Japan only.... patiently waiting for it to come to the US so i can preorder that shit ASAP.
Goldboink - 3/8/2024, 11:56 AM
@MotherGooseUPus -
It's one of the nasty floaters that are still left in the pipeline. Gonna need to flush twice.
DrReedRichards - 3/8/2024, 9:16 AM
Too grounded, unless it's just one stage and not his final form.
JoeInTheBox - 3/8/2024, 9:18 AM
@DrReedRichards - They always got to build to something bigger. Gotta keep the merch train rolling.
supermanrex - 3/8/2024, 9:23 AM
@JoeInTheBox - it a shitty picture is what it its. should be no ground to form final opinions on until we see him in the trailer. period. anyone complaining now is just wanting to be angry and bitter.
JoeInTheBox - 3/8/2024, 9:40 AM
@supermanrex - I wasn't reacting to the picture, but it's always never that characters final form. Unless he only makes a single appearance looking like that and never bringing him back again. It's an unwritten rule to upgrade/change a characters appearance every time they show up, for merch purposes.
Apophis71 - 3/8/2024, 9:43 AM
@DrReedRichards - Hard to judge on that image alone, however what I would say considering the elapsed time between TIH and BNW makes sense he would have a fairly normal looking form even if he has dual form or covering up aspects.

Get folk wanting something different to what this seems to be however but possible he transforms just like Banner/Hulk, Jennifer/She-Hulk, Blonsky/Abomination do and/or could be covering up the color of his skin with makeup. That way him not being on anyones radar in the the time since his first appearance needs less explaining than just in hiding or some such.

IOW reserving judgement till I see the film and have context as well as able to judge narratives, scripts, performances etc.
DrReedRichards - 3/8/2024, 9:52 AM
@Apophis71 -

Yeah, I'm with you on that one. Don't wanna judge early on. If anything, he reminds me of the elongated EMH design, and with World in the title and those leaks, it makes me think that we might see somethign similar to that show's Gamma World two-parter.
DrReedRichards - 3/8/2024, 9:53 AM
@supermanrex -

How is any part of my comment angry or bitter?
Rosraf - 3/9/2024, 8:33 AM
@DrReedRichards - The harder he thinks, the more his head grows.
EgoEgor - 3/8/2024, 9:21 AM
Yeah, that's quite disappointing.
Urubrodi - 3/8/2024, 9:21 AM
Shouldn't he be green?
GhostDog - 3/8/2024, 9:22 AM
Hope that tint I see is green
RegularPoochie - 3/9/2024, 5:25 AM
@GhostDog - it is, also the green around him suggests that, or did you mean that or his face?
GhostDog - 3/9/2024, 9:01 AM
@RegularPoochie - the face
RegularPoochie - 3/9/2024, 1:32 PM
@GhostDog - then I have good news. I actually used PS to check the color
LSHF - 3/8/2024, 9:23 AM
Looking forward to it.

I'm glad they are using Hulk characters, though I'm not looking forward to seeing Liv's character, as she tried to cheat on her boyfriend/husband with Bruce.
Crtdacct2say - 3/8/2024, 9:24 AM
Too small
IronMan616 - 3/8/2024, 9:33 AM
LMAO. That's not the Leader, just a dude with a goatee and a big forehead.
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