As seen in a new Instagram post from star Anthony Mackie, seen chilling behind the scenes with co-star Harrison Ford, the film has switched titles from ‘Captain America: New World Order’ to ‘Captain America: Brave New World’.
What’s the story of Sam Wilson as Captain America so far?
We’ve known for a while that Mackie’s Sam “Falcon” Wilson will be back on the big screen, this time in the guise of Captain America.
The handover, of course, first occurred at the end of ‘Avengers Endgame’, where Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers arrived back from his trip to return the Infinity Stones to their rightful place in time, having decided to live a full life instead of using the quantum time-jumping system.
An elderly Steve hands a version of his iconic shield off to Sam, who is unsure whether he’s worthy. Asked how it feels, he replies, “Like it’s someone else’s”. “It isn’t,” says Rogers.
Yet it would take a lot more wrangling for Sam to finally feel ready to wield the shield and assume the mantle of Cap, an internal – and external – debate chronicled in Marvel’s Disney+ series ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’.
That show saw Sam and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) dealing with a variety of threats (including an out-of-control US Agent, played by Wyatt Russell, who was initially crowned Cap’s replacement by the American government) but ultimately ended with Sam suiting up as the new Captain America.
And the connective tissue between the show and the new movie doesn’t end there, as Malcolm Spellman, head writer for the series, is at work on the film’s script alongside Dalan Musson, who was on his writing staff.
Julius Onah, who made ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’, is currently directing the new movie, which is continuing seemingly unaffected by the writers’ strike (which has delayed other Marvel movies and shows).
Who else is in the new ‘Captain America’?
Besides Mackie and Ford (who is playing General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, taking over the role from the late William Hurt, with the character reportedly now President of the United States), the cast list for the new movie includes Liv Tyler as Betty Ross, Rosa Salazar, Tim Blake Nelson, Shira Haas, Xosha Roquemore, plus Danny Ramirez and Carl Lumbly reprising their ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ roles as Joaquin Torres and Isaiah Bradley respectively.
The movie is currently on track to hit theaters on May 3, 2024.
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Directed by Julius Onah, and produced by Marvel Studios, and Kevin Feige Productions, ‘Captain America: New World Order’ is scheduled for release from Marvel Studios on May 3rd 2024.