CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD Set Video Shows Giancarlo Esposito's Mystery Villain On The Hunt

CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD Set Video Shows Giancarlo Esposito's Mystery Villain On The Hunt

A new Captain America: Brave New World set video has showcased Giancarlo Esposito's (The Boys) mystery villain wielding a gun and on the hunt for an unknown hero. See him in action after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Jun 06, 2024 06:06 AM EST

There continues to be a great deal of excitement surrounding Giancarlo Esposito's role in Captain America: Brave New World. While The Mandalorian star has been spotted on set in Atlanta for reshoots, we're still no closer to knowing who he'll play.

Moon Knight villain Bushman remains a likely possibility, though some social media scoopers have said that's not true. However, they also aren't saying who he is playing! 

A new set video has found its way online today and despite not offering any additional clues, we see Esposito wielding a gun and seemingly on the hunt. The trades have confirmed he's a villain, so we're guessing Sam Wilson is on his hit list. 

Recently, there's been chatter online that fans will likely be disappointed with who the actor has been cast as. In fact, it's being compared to when Robert Redford took on the role of the little-known Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In other words, Esposito is probably playing a reimagined version of an obscure villain rather than a major player. This will likely underwhelm fans who hoped to see him as Doctor Doom or Professor X!

"I cannot promise you it’ll be Professor X, because here’s what I think. I think that there’s something about being original," Esposito previously said of his MCU hopes, hinting that he'll play a newly created character. "We’ve seen different versions of Professor X. Wouldn’t you like to see me play a character in a Marvel movie who is original, and new, and fresh?"

"So, mark my words: This will happen sooner than you think," he concluded.

Check out this newly revealed Captain America: Brave New World set video in the X post below.

Captain America: Brave New World's cast includes Anthony Mackie, Harrison Ford, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Tim Blake Nelson, Shira Haas, Liv Tyler, Xosha Roquemore, Giancarlo Esposito, 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 additional photography which is now taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

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jslinky
jslinky - 6/6/2024, 7:00 AM
Does anyone other than Josh fan cast this guy as Prof X / Doom. 😂
BritishMonkey
BritishMonkey - 6/6/2024, 7:03 AM
@jslinky - When Esposito said it was going to be someone no one expected pretty much everyone knew it wasn't going to be Doom or Xavier and moved on from the idea.
Josh just has a weird fixation.
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 6/6/2024, 8:24 AM
@jslinky - He will be some random obscure character who made a minor appearance in a comic who hunts Falcon while he's on the run. Probably the lamest idea but more realistic.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/6/2024, 8:29 AM
@jslinky -

Pander Josh fancasts almost every white character as black just to satisfy the smaller group of loud agenda folks on the site.

RolandD
RolandD - 6/6/2024, 11:23 AM
@DocSpock - Nah, I think it’s for clicks because the “anti-woke” clique always

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Well, it could be both.
RolandD
RolandD - 6/6/2024, 11:24 AM
@jslinky - I don’t know about Doom, but Esposito threw his own hat in the ring for Xavier.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/6/2024, 11:40 AM
@RolandD -

Very true.
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/6/2024, 7:01 AM
Blade also uses guns and requires two legs in order to walk.
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WhateverItTakes
WhateverItTakes - 6/6/2024, 7:09 AM
that work 'original' i hate that word considering you have material to pull from.....there is no need for original
PatchesOhulihan
PatchesOhulihan - 6/6/2024, 8:43 AM
@WhateverItTakes - I wonder if he meant it that way, or just original as in it will be a character that hasn't been portrayed on screen yet?
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/6/2024, 7:15 AM
He does look cool , ngl!!.

Also it’s nice that outside of Moff Gideon to an extent , this is a more physical and action oriented role it seems for him then the usual calculating & calm mastermind we see him play as villains so it’s somewhat different in that regard atleast.

Anyway , im sure some will say he’s being wasted even though we haven’t seen the movie yet and even then we know he’ll be appearing beyond this aswell but alas…

I’m intrigued to see who he’s playing and ge seems excited aswell about it which is nice since he himself never seemed that enthused about playing the likes of Prof X & Magneto so I’m glad he’s getting what he wants atleast.

Dudes a great actor so it’s cool to have him in this universe regardless!!.

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UnderBelly
UnderBelly - 6/6/2024, 7:43 AM
I feel for him in a way in that he wanted to play Xavier (glad it didnt happen). He was such a memorable antagonist in the breaking bad shows that he's always going to be cast as a villian unfortunatly, but I hope they somehow manage to subvert that. I know hes been around a while (Do the right thing etc) but he truly made a name for himself with Fring.

TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/6/2024, 7:49 AM
@UnderBelly - it would have been nice to see him as a good guy but you’re right.

He’s been so good as the villain that’s it become hard for us and Hollywood to see him as any other thing which is a unfortunate side effect and has led to him being typecast to an extent in these big movies and shows.
CplHicks
CplHicks - 6/6/2024, 8:08 AM
Feel like he should be used for something bigger and longer lasting than a disposable bad guy.
SATW42
SATW42 - 6/6/2024, 8:57 AM
@CplHicks - he said himself he's being introduced in this movie and than is going to be in a series. How is that disposable?
CplHicks
CplHicks - 6/6/2024, 9:24 AM
@SATW42 - Feels like MCU's next Crossbones that's all.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/6/2024, 8:30 AM

The man who could have made Mephisto great.

But will probably just be wasted.

Boo.
UniqNo
UniqNo - 6/6/2024, 12:06 PM
@DocSpock - That's made me think...hear me out.

Say Memphisto does show up eventually, he could take many forms! would be a good excuse for marvel to cast a bunch of A listers for one off appearances as being the same character. Think of it like reverse variants or even just normal variants. Same character different actors, or different variations of the same character with interchangable actors! i think that would be pretty cool actually. It will probably never happen, but hey....

DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/6/2024, 12:15 PM
@UniqNo -

Hmmm. Sounds interesting. A trickster deceiving demon sewing selfishness and evil for his own amusement and hunger for power. Sounds like a demon Loki.

That could work.

UniqNo
UniqNo - 6/6/2024, 12:17 PM
@DocSpock - Exactly. We've seen Loki do it with established characters in the MCU (Odin, Cap etc) but to flip that with famous actors (with a decent pay off, not that Ralph Bohner shit) could really work
PatchesOhulihan
PatchesOhulihan - 6/6/2024, 8:45 AM
I'm thinking Dr. Strange accidently merged the Marvel Universe with that of "The Boys", so he's just the head guy at Vought.
Matchesz
Matchesz - 6/6/2024, 9:49 AM
Why’s it feel like this movie is more than halfway into production and this character is just being tact in last second and wasnt apart of the script
Apophis71
Apophis71 - 6/6/2024, 10:36 AM
@Matchesz - Cos all the main film WAS complete and this, from reporting, DOES seem like an addition added during the short amount of days of reshoots which were reportedly about adding more action.

As such he probably won't be a major factor in the film at all, it COULD just be for an end credit only teasing a future show/film, but whatever the reporting is he is only having a short intro in the film and his main role will be in a future series not in the film.

IF he was always part of the script however is unclear, it may have been he was but were unable to film his scene(s) at the time of principal shooting due to schedule conflicts (it happens) or it could be they scrapped an antagonist that was in the script that wasn't working and instead opted to intro a planned future character sooner to replace him in that action scene.
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 6/6/2024, 11:23 AM
You know....its going to be weird not seeing Bucky/Stan not in a Captain America themed project.

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EgoEgor
EgoEgor - 6/6/2024, 12:25 PM
@BlackStar25 - it's weird not having him in it, especially with how close Sam and Bucky became in the show.
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 6/6/2024, 1:43 PM
@EgoEgor - True. I pity the man that has to fill that spot.
Urubrodi
Urubrodi - 6/6/2024, 12:06 PM
He will probably good in it as usual, but having a great actor like him in an unknown minor role would be a waste. Hope it's a relatively big and recurring character.

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