CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD Star Giancarlo Esposito's MCU Role May Have Been Revealed - SPOILERS

CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD Star Giancarlo Esposito's MCU Role May Have Been Revealed -  SPOILERS

Fans have been speculating about Giancarlo Esposito's MCU character for a while now, and we may finally know who he'll be playing in Captain America: Brave New World...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 06, 2024 06:07 AM EST

After being fan-cast in several different superhero/villain roles over the years, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Boys, The Mandalorian) recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an undisclosed role.

We do know that Esposito will make his debut in Captain America: Brave New World, but despite set photos giving us a pretty good look at his mysterious character, we still weren't sure who he's playing.

Now, we may finally know which character he'll be suiting up as. According to MTTSS, Esposito will be playing George Washington "G.W." Bridge!

In the comics, Bridge started out as a member of the mercenary group known as the Wild Pack (later Six Pack), which was led by Cable. He'd later become a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. as acting liaison on mutant affairs. 

We don't think anyone guessed this particular character, since it was generally assumed that Esposito would be playing a full-blown villain. Of course, it remains to be seen how the morally dubious but ultimately heroic Bridge will be depicted on screen.

What do you make of this rumor? Be sure to drop us a comment down below. 

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Esposito recently spoke to Deadline on the red carpet of the MaXXXine world premiere, referring to his character as a "badass," and indicating that we will see him get more physically involved in the action than he has in previous projects.

“When you see me in the MCU, you’re going to see a badass and I’m excited for that. Acting is using every part of your body, your emotions, your senses, your feelings to portray something. You haven’t really seen me use my body in a way I’ll be using it. The MCU is exciting. I can’t tell you who I play, but you’re gonna be excited when you see it.”

The first official stills from the movie were released a couple of weeks back, featuring Anthony Mackie as the returning Sam Wilson equipped with Steve Rogers' iconic vibranium shield, and our new Sentinel of Liberty meeting the now President "Thunderbolt" Ross (Harrison Ford), who will task Wilson with reforming The Avengers.

In the footage that screened at CinemaCon last month, Ross welcomes Wilson to the White House to commend him on his past heroism, but chaos soon ensues when music plays and activates some sleeper agent assassins, including Carl Lumbly's Isaiah Bradley, attempt to take out the President.

"It made more sense for it to be more of a grounded espionage action movie as opposed to aliens and airplanes coming through portals and sh*t," Mackie said in a recent interview. "Even though I've been in so many of them and have seen it all now, the opportunity for Sam to really establish himself as a true action star and Avenger comes with this movie."

"This movie is a clear reset," he adds. It really re-establishes the idea of what this universe is and what this universe is going to be. I think with these movies, you're getting a clear, new branding of what Marvel is headed towards the same way they did with Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

Joining Mackie and Ford will be Danny Ramirez as the new Falcon, Shira Haas as Israeli superheroine Sabra, Liv Tyler as Betty Ross, and Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader.

Specific plot details are still under wraps, but rumor has it the story will see Samuel Sterns revealed as the "secret benefactor" behind the Serpent Society. What this will entail is not clear, but we assume he'll be funding the group and possibly providing them with tech.

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

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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/6/2024, 6:40 AM
A character that first appeared in X Force back in the 90’s and is tied to Cable & the mutant corner of the Marvel universe?.

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Nice , i could see this being true and I like it!!.

Maybe he’s after Sam for what he believes to be valid reasons in Brave New World (if it’s true that he becomes a fugitive somepoint in the film) but ultimately finds out the truth and helps him out ?.

Anyway it would be cool to have him not be a full blown villain since it would be different than his recent , more mainstream projects.
IAmAHoot
IAmAHoot - 7/6/2024, 6:42 AM
I'm a New Yorker, so that name is just so especially comic book-y.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/6/2024, 6:46 AM
@IAmAHoot - yep lol

He even prefers being called “G.W” in the comics due to the jokes made about him and the bridge.
YouFlopped
YouFlopped - 7/6/2024, 6:45 AM
This confirms the mutant aspect of the film

makes sense after TFAWS and She Hulk
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/6/2024, 7:02 AM
The character was also pulled out of retirement to go after the Punisher at one point too…

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Maybe the D+ show Esposito was referring to being in was Born Again or even Frank’s own series that’s rumored?.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 7/6/2024, 9:14 AM
@TheVisionary25 - that's a good catch. Think that actually lends credence to Esposito being GW Bridge. And it's indeed nice it's not a full-blown villain we see him as
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/6/2024, 9:25 AM
@bkmeijer1 - yeah

It seems like he’s still a mercenary in this version so he’ll probably be on whose the side the money is or what he thinks is right

A more morally grey character at least then straight up baddie.
ProfessorWhy
ProfessorWhy - 7/6/2024, 7:09 AM
Just make this good
Forthas
Forthas - 7/6/2024, 7:12 AM
I am sure he will make the character memorable.
S8R8M
S8R8M - 7/6/2024, 7:19 AM
He would of been great as something else but oh well.
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 7/6/2024, 7:31 AM
who the phuck is alexsmith75 and why he allowed to spam articles?
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 7/6/2024, 7:32 AM
Hrm, if true, i wonder if people will give SOME credit to this scooper or not.
Fogs
Fogs - 7/6/2024, 7:54 AM
Ha, that character was pure 90s Liefeld. Didn't remember him.
SpideyQuad
SpideyQuad - 7/6/2024, 7:59 AM
omg, what's wrong with his feet! They look hideous!
GarthRanzz
GarthRanzz - 7/6/2024, 2:08 PM
@SpideyQuad - Liefield spent too much time learning to draw pouches that it didn't leave enough time to learn feel and sometimes pupils.
valmic
valmic - 7/6/2024, 7:59 AM
This straight up looks like Will Smith

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Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 7/6/2024, 12:07 PM
@valmic - all of them look alike
WeaponXCII
WeaponXCII - 7/6/2024, 7:59 AM
I do have some thoughts on this, but since I’m not entirely sold on the rumor, I’m going to wait for official confirmation to share them.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 7/6/2024, 8:19 AM
D&W might be the last thing we will enjoy in the MCU. And I still have doubts on it.

Good luck to us all on next year's lineup. The MCU will be full on buried in mediocrity and F4 or a recycled Daredevil will not save it.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 7/6/2024, 8:25 AM
@vectorsigma -

Have hope! Agatha, Ironheart, & Wonder Man will fully restore the MCU to its former glory!

Ugh....
DocSpock
DocSpock - 7/6/2024, 8:27 AM

Will this be expected to tie into the X-Men later? And then be a good recurring character with an unknown past until then?

I hope so.
mountainman
mountainman - 7/6/2024, 8:28 AM
I liked GW Bridge back in the day, but he was always a generic mercenary/military type. There is lots of flexibility with a character like this, which is perfect for esposito.
AllsGood
AllsGood - 7/6/2024, 8:29 AM
"This movie is a clear reset," he adds. It really re-establishes the idea of what this universe is and what this universe is going to be. I think with these movies, you're getting a clear, new branding of what Marvel is headed towards the same way they did with Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
SuperCat
SuperCat - 7/6/2024, 8:36 AM
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BillyBatson1000
BillyBatson1000 - 7/6/2024, 9:15 AM
@SuperCat - "One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass.”
SuperCat
SuperCat - 7/6/2024, 9:20 AM
@BillyBatson1000 - LOL. Classic!
Spike101
Spike101 - 7/6/2024, 8:56 AM
Does anyone actually care?
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 7/6/2024, 8:58 AM
I knew it right when the photos leaks. Very comic accurate ....George Washington "G.W." Bridge is my favourite character
BobbyDrake
BobbyDrake - 7/6/2024, 9:01 AM
Would be cool if true. He should have grown out a goatee for the role though!!!
HerrmanM
HerrmanM - 7/6/2024, 9:07 AM
I could go for a strong black man to teach me a "lesson' mmmm
TheNewYorker
TheNewYorker - 7/6/2024, 9:14 AM
This whole project feels.. 🤔 y'all know.
SummersEssex
SummersEssex - 7/6/2024, 9:20 AM
Oh, that’s cool. Yeah, somebody should have guessed that. If true there’s a lot they could do with him and it makes some more sense for him to have a Disney plus series.
JFerguson
JFerguson - 7/6/2024, 9:32 AM
Come on. Just be bushman
bobevanz
bobevanz - 7/6/2024, 10:05 AM
Hmm never heard of him
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