It was not really a secret since the airing of “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” but it is confirmed for good: Anthony Mackie will become the new Captain America in a fourth film. A good example of the complementarity between the small and the big screen at Marvel.
Captain America: a new incarnation has been launched
With the unveiling of Disney +, Marvel can have fun on a whole new playground that allows it to expand its extended universe. Whether it is to introduce new figures or to take others already installed through a level. This is how the series aired earlier this year Falcon and the Winter Soldier. A creation that allows you to initiate after Captain America. Since the aging to which Steve Rogers is condemned, all fans know that a new incarnation will take his place. So it will be Sam Wilson, who was able to unveil his new identity and who can carry the shield. What to pave the way for Captain america 4, as was already put forward last April. The American press claimed that the project was in development at Marvel. With the transformation of Falcon, you could see very well what the studio was up to.
Anthony Mackie propelled to the headliner
The project is fully confirmed thanks to Deadline. According to the media, Anthony Mackie has just signed to play the lead role. Malcolm Spellman, the showrunner of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will continue to follow the character by co-writing the screenplay with Dalan Musson. The studio relies on continuity and can also continue to advocate diversity within its cast with an African-American Captain America. The transition will have been made since Marvel is using a formerly secondary character to regenerate its universe. Thus allowing Anthony Mackie to confirm that he has been taking up more and more space in Hollywood for some time.
The scenario remains a total mystery for the moment and a big question remains unanswered: what about Sebastian Stan? The Winter Soldier was also mentioned in the Disney + series and its evolution pleased the public. We hope to see him again alongside Captain America in this fourth film. Or, at least, see him again at all in the MCU. As for returns, an early 2021 report revealed that Chris Evans was in discussions for a comeback. Although the principal concerned denied, Deadline continues to certify that he can make his return, while specifying that it will obviously not be for Captain america 4. The latter has no director or release date.