Tim Blake Nelson first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, and he’ll return to the MCU in 2024’s Captain America: New World Order.
Announced during the Marvel, Star Wars, and 20th Century Studios panel at D23 2022, Nelson appeared on stage alongside Captain America star Anthony Mackie, saying he was thrilled to be back in the MCU.
“I’m thrilled,” Nelson said. “Marvel is part of the history of cinema and [getting] being part of it is an absolute honor. Please stay with the chef.
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Tim Blake Nelson’s Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk was last seen lying on the ground, where he was teased as the leader. The character was affected by the blood of Bruce Banner, greatly increasing his mental abilities. However, the character has not been seen in the MCU since.
Captain America: New World Order arrives May 3, 2024, and marks Anthony Mackie’s first time in the role following the events of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah will direct the film. The screenplay is being written by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier screenwriter and lead creator Malcolm Spellman.
Nelson isn’t the only character to return to the MCU after a long absence. Tim Roth, who played Abomination in The Incredible Hulk, also recently returned to the She-Hulk Disney+ series.
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