- A fourth “Captain America” is in the works, directed by Julius Onah and starring Anthony Mackie.
- The cast of “Captain America: New World Order” includes Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly and Shira Haas.
After officially taking on the role of Captain America in the Disney+ show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” Anthony Mackie will be directing his own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
“It’s amazing,” Mackie said onstage at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., in September 2022. “I’ve always come out as a supporting character in a movie. It’s really humbling to become the character principal of the first time, in a movie, being in this universe for so long.
“Captain America: New World Order,” Cap’s fourth film, will be directed by Julius Onah.
Here’s what fans need to know about the film.
Mackie will be joined by familiar MCU faces and new additions
The official cast was announced during Marvel’s D23 presentation.
Carl Lumbly and Danny Ramirez, who joined the MCU in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” as Isaiah Bradley and Joaquin Torres, respectively, will return.
Tim Blake Nelson, who played Samuel Sterns in 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” will return, and Shira Haas will debut as the comic book character Sabra.
Mackie’s longtime MCU scene partner Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) will not be part of “New World Order.” Instead, he’ll return in an upcoming film called “Thunderbolts,” centering on a ragtag group that includes Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, David Harbour’s Red Guardian, and Wyatt Russell’s U.S. Agent.
“I need some time from Anthony because I need to find my way back,” Stan joked during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I know he has a lot of separation anxiety as we speak, but I’m trying to reassure him that everything will be fine.”
When asked if Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers would return, Mackie said Variety“I hope so, man. Chris is my boy. We all love and appreciate Chris. I’m very upset that they put Sebastian in a movie with Wyatt and left me out. If Sebastian gets Wyatt, I should get Chris.”
Nelson’s character, The Leader, will be the villain of the film
In “The Incredible Hulk”, Stern was last seen mutating after Bruce Banner’s blood flowed out and entered a cut on his forehead. The film hinted at his change but did not show it. His transformation will likely be addressed when he returns as the leader of the “New World Order”.
“The Chief is a man who operates from intellect, and so it’s great to have an opponent who works with this incredible intellect to really put Sam through the wringer in this story,” Onah said during from an interview with “Phase Zero” host Brandon. Davis for ComicBook.com at D23.
“And again, as a paranoid thriller, it’s this grounded adventure where I think everything that happens in this movie feels so real and intense, because of who this adversary is,” the directors said. , adding that Sam will be challenged because he’ll be facing “an opponent who is of such terrifying intelligence”.
Onah described the film as a “paranoid thriller”
“It’s going to be a really, really amazing race,” Onah said. Deadline. “It’s a paranoid thriller with Sam at the center and he’s now in this position where he’s a leader and he has to face this challenge of what it means to lead a group of people he really cares about.”
“I love classic paranoid thrillers and that’s a big part of the inspiration for this movie,” Onah said in another D23 interview with ComicBook.com. “We want to find grounded and tactile action and give [Sam] new things to do that we haven’t seen in those other movies.”
“Captain America: New World Order” will be released on May 3, 2024.
The filmwhich is part of the MCU’s Phase Five, begins filming in the spring of 2023, Onah confirmed to ComicBook.com.