The Boys star Giancarlo Esposito lands Captain America 4 role

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The Boys star Giancarlo Esposito has landed a mystery role in Captain America: Brave New World.

The star, who plays Stan Edgar on Prime Video’s superhero show, will reportedly join the cast for the fourth film in the Captain America franchise, with The Hollywood Reporter writing that he’s set to play an undisclosed villain.

According to insiders, filming is currently taking place in Atlanta, with Esposito set to remain on set for the next 22 days. Details of the film's plot remain scarce, with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) taking over the role of Captain America from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).

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Esposito, who also starred as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, had previously teased the prospect of joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealing in 2022 that he had spoken with executives about a role.

“[I’ve] not worked for Marvel yet. I've been in a room with them and talked to them,” he said, before adding that the superhero series reflects the “dream and intention to save the world and environment”, with the aim being to “uplift” people.

Whilst we have to wait to see who Esposito will be playing in Captain America: Brave New World, the star will appear in the upcoming fourth season of The Boys, which is due to premiere on Prime Video next month (June 13).

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The upcoming batch of episodes was recently teased by Erin Moriarty, with the Annie January/Starlight actor saying: “Every season, we go a little bit deeper with each character.

“The characters… that you thought would be villains, you start to learn a little bit more about them that perhaps makes you feel, not that they’re good guys, but that there are always gonna be details that you can never anticipate, that prevent you from putting that character in a box.”

Captain America: Brave New World is scheduled to be released on February 14, 2025.

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