A major MCU character is returning after 15 year break from series 10 months ago

A major MCU character is returning after 15 year break from series

Liv Tyler is returning as Betty Ross.

Having not appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since her role in 2008's The Incredible Hulk, Liv Tyler is returning to the franchise.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress has joined the cast of Captain America: New World Order to reprise her role as scientist Dr Betty Ross, who was formerly the love interest of Bruce Banner aka the Hulk. The latter was played by Edward Norton in the 2008 blockbuster before being replaced by Mark Ruffalo going forward.

In the interim since The Incredible Hulk, Tyler appeared in the movies Ad Astra, Robot & Frank and Super. She also earned acclaim for her role as Meg Abbott on HBO's supernatural drama series The Leftovers.

Her casting comes as Betty Ross' father Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross is set to take a more central role in the Captain America sequel. Previously a US Army General, the character has become the US President in New World Order.

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Liv Tyler

Thunderbolt Ross was portrayed in the MCU by William Hurt up until his death last year. Harrison Ford will be succeeding him in the role.

Anthony Mackie's character Sam Wilson, meanwhile, will be taking on the mantle of Captain America in New World Order following the events of the Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Also reprising their roles from that show in the upcoming movie will be Carl Lumbly and Danny Ramirez.

As well as Tyler, Tim Blake Nelson will make his first appearance in an MCU entry since The Incredible Hulk as the character Samuel Sterns aka Leader. On top of all this, Shira Haas of Netflix's hit show Unorthodox will also appear in the film.

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Captain America: New World Order will arrive in cinemas on 3 May 2024.

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