Tim Blake Nelson Teases Fans with a Minor Update on The Leader in the Upcoming ‘Captain America: Brave New World’

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The development of ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ has faced challenges, experiencing multiple delays due to poor test screenings and the SAG-AFTRA strike, leading to significant story revisions.

Details on the plot remain scarce, except for a brief clip shown at CinemaCon. Notably, the film is expected to feature Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross, Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader, select members of the Serpent Society, and Red Hulk.

Talking about ‘The Leader,’ some time back, we shared a marketing concept of the character’s appearance, which left fans rather unimpressed. However, in a recent episode of Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum, Tim Blake Nelson dropped a surprising revelation. He mentioned that The Leader will primarily rely on practical effects, aiming to minimize the use of CGI as much as possible.

The Leader will be done “as practically as possible, with an absence of digital… stuff.

This is certainly promising news, especially considering that certain characters can be brought to life effectively with prosthetics and makeup if the actors are willing. Fans are eagerly anticipating The Leader’s giant green head. It’s widely acknowledged that studios occasionally go overboard with CGI for characters, although there are instances where it’s justified, such as with She-Hulk, whose TV show has become the most expensive production for the MCU to date.

‘Captain America: Brave New World’ marks The Leader’s second appearance in the live-action MCU. Doctor Samuel Sterns, a cellular biologist and professor at Grayburn College, was researching a cure for Bruce Banner’s condition. He succeeded in creating a temporary antidote for Banner but inadvertently transformed Emil Blonsky into the Abomination. When Sterns came into contact with Banner’s blood, his mental abilities rapidly expanded due to a mutation. Natasha Romanoff intervened and subdued him, delivering him to S.H.I.E.L.D. for custody.

The inclusion of The Leader strongly suggests the presence of the Hulk in the movie. In a recent interview, Ruffalo hinted at his involvement in ‘Captain America: New World Order,’ only to backtrack on this statement a few hours later.

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