The MCU has left many unresolved plot lines along the way, the most important of which is the thrill of Samuel Stearns to become the leader in Incredible Hulk. It’s been over ten years since actor Tim Blake Nelson first turned into a Hulk’s archenemySoon he will be back Captain America: New World Order.
Under the alias Mr. Blue, Stearns contacted Banner during his time on the run in an effort to find a cure for the Hulk’s condition. The scientific duo eventually managed to manufacture a temporary antidote to their Hulk condition, but they slipped into an argument as Sterns had the additional ambition of research.
Stern was also, and not by choice, the scientist responsible for creating the abomination. The waiting commander was held at gunpoint by Émile Blonsky and forced to inject him with Banner’s blood, In addition to the government-owned Super Soldier serum and ultimately created the hate.
After Blonsky undergoes his first rage-driven transformation into a hateful one, he destroys Stearns’ laboratory and infects the world in the process. After sustaining a wound to his forehead, Stearns was exposed to the Hulk’s blood, causing his head to grow in size and a crooked smile appearing on his face; The leader was born.
It was the last time the Sterns was seen on screen, and with no Hulk solo movie in 14 years, fans feared the worst of The Leader’s story. But, due to revisiting the Hulk’s Corner in the MCU Strong womanIt is revealed that the Commander is returning as the main villain of Captain America 4.
Although the insight may be scant as to where Stearns has been all these years, one comic strip story offers a glimpse into the story of the leader afterward. Incredible Hulkrevealing a secret interaction with Scarlett Johansson’s black widow.
The Leader’s Untold Story in the MCU
The Leader may have last appeared on MCU screens in 2008 Incredible HulkBut Samuel Stearns is back once already big rage week – MCU’s Comic Introduction Avengers that expands on events Incredible HulkAnd the iron man 2And the oxIt all happens in the same week.
After General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross begins his mission to hunt down the Hulk, Nick Fury sends the Black Widow to the scene to bring in Bruce Banner instead.
Black Widow runs into a stranger asking for help at the sight of Abomination’s creation, and it turns out that this is Samuel Stearns who has just been doused with gamma rays.
The SHIELD spy soon recognized Sterns by name, only to share his belief in it “Maybe one time [he] I was,” He points out the mental importance that came immediately with his transformation into the leader.
The commander had already begun to formulate what clearly seemed to be a vile plan while plotting “A brilliant future driven by power and influence,” Attempt tried to recruit Black Widow in them.
As one would expect, Scarlett Johansson’s Avenger was not on board and proceeded to shoot him in the leg before an extraction team was called to bring him into SHIELD custody.
The Commander was later seen at the location where SHIELD was developing their super powerful Phase 2 weapons. Sterns are kept in the lab in a liquid tank and are studied under the code name “Project Mr. Blue” – a reference to the codename he went to secretly communicate with Bruce Banner.
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So, assuming Marvel Studios chooses to look into big rage week Connecting a comic like Canon, The Leader was last seen studying in the custody of SHIELD. But since HYDRA was working inside SHIELD at the time, there’s a good chance that more malicious things could happen in those trials.
However, with HYDRA and SHIELD down so many years ago, there is every chance that Samuel Sterns has since been released, or perhaps imprisoned away in The Raft. If he had been put away in government custody this whole time, that would be a clever way of explaining his 14-year absence.
Currently, Deceitful organization Intelligencia tries to steal She-Hulk’s blood on its Disney+ show, apparently with the aim of creating more structures. Since the same group has been shaped by The Leader multiple times in the comics, there’s every chance that Sterns is behind the mystery on this show.
After all, Sterns already had a solid history of studying Hulk blood in the MCU and obviously had other ambitions to study it further. Perhaps this goal is part of his endeavours Captain America 4And the Especially since She-Hulk herself has been reluctant to appear in the theatrical film.
Fans may still be waiting nearly two years to see The Leader return, this time in its fully transformed form, or there may be a taste of what’s to come by the end of it. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Regardless of the case, it’s exciting to see one of the MCU’s longest-dangling leads finally picked up years later.
Captain America: New World Order In theaters May 3, 2024.