As per THR, Nigerian filmmaker Julius Onah has been called on board to helm Captain America 4, marking MCU star Anthony Mackie‘s first film outing as Captain America, after he went on to take the mantle in Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The director is best known for his excellent work on Luce and Netflix’s The Cloverfield Paradox, and Captain America 4 will be his first movie since Luce‘s 2019 release.
Captain America 4 was announced shortly after the hit series
Captain America 4 will be co-written by Malcolm Spellman, the showrunner of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and writer Dalan Musson. This was announced shortly after the hit series on Disney finished its season last spring.
We still have no word on the plot of the movie, but what took place in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, one thing is for sure: Mackie is going to be great as Captain America.
It happened similarly in comics
While the Disney+ series saw Sam Wilson shed Falcon’s mantle, embracing what it actually means to be Captain America. Initially, Steve Rogers gave Falcon the iconic Captain America in Avengers: Endgame. His rise to the mantle took place in a similar fashion in the Marvel comics back in 2014, when an old Steve Rogers appoints him as his official replacement.
Marvel Has SO MANY Exciting Things Lined Up
This announcement comes before Marvel Studio’s presence at San Diego Comic-Con, which is going to give fans new details about the forthcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as well as the rest of the Phase 4 projects.
Marvel also recently announced that Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Guest were also attached to their forthcoming Wonder Man show, announcing that Jake Schreier is all set to helm their Thunderbolts movie — which could be linked to what takes place in Captain America 4.
At the moment, there is no word at all on whether Captain America 4 will eventually go into production or when MCU fans can go into theaters to watch Mackie’s appearance as Captain America.