Captain America 4 has a director, Julius Onah. The Nigerian-American filmmaker is best known for his work on The Cloverfield Paradox, Luce, and The Girl Is In Trouble. The fourth entry in the series will feature Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson – who took up the mantle as Captain America in the Season 1 finale to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The evolution of Wilson’s character means Mackie will no longer be playing the Falcon. After returning the Infinity Stones to their respective timelines at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Cap returned to the past to live with Peggy Carter. In the present day, an elderly Rogers handed the shield to Mackie.
What remains unclear, however, is whether or not Chris Evans, who held the shield as Captain America since 2011, will be returning to the MCU for a role in the new film. In the age of multiverses…, anything is possible, so here’s hoping with fingers tightly crossed. At such an early stage, plot details and casting information remain scarce. In November, courtesy of Comic Book.com’s Phase Zero podcast, Nate Moore, the VP of Production and Development at Marvel Studios described Mackie’s role as the new Cap as “the underdog in any situation.”
“He’s not a super soldier. He’s not a hundred years old. He doesn’t have the Avengers. What happens with this guy who announces publicly kind of, without the support, ‘I’m new Captain America.’ What happens next? I think is fascinating because he’s a guy.” Moore says, adding that they would “put him through the wringer and make him earn it, and see what happens when he is outweighed, outclassed, out-everything.”
In other Marvel news, Hayley Atwell recently addressed her future as Captain Carter – a multiverse version of Peggy Carter’s character. She revealed that she had “no news” on whether Captain Carter would return to the MCU.