Marvel Studios has found its director for Captain America 4, which will be the first film in the series starring Anthony Mackie as Captain America.
A report from The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah. Onah recently helmed The Cloverfield Paradox in 2018 and indie drama Luce in 2019. The latter film debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won three Indie Spirit Award nominations.
Not much else is currently known about Captain America 4, aside from Mackie taking up the mantle as Captain America. This was all setup during the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier as Mackie’s Falcon decided to continue Steve Rogers’ legacy by carrying the shield. No word yet if Chris Evans will turn up in the movie, although the actor has been hesitant about an MCU return as Rogers.
Marvel Studios’ Neal Moore recently spoke about what makes Sam Wilson an interesting take on Captain America.
“I think, he’s not Steve Rogers and I think that’s a good thing,” Moore said. “Because to me, this new Cap is Rocky. He’s going to be 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. He’s a guy with wings and a shield, but he is a guy. So, we’re going to put him through the wringer and make him earn it, and see what happens when he is outweighed, outclassed, out-everything. What makes somebody Captain America? I’m going to argue it’s not being a super soldier. And I think we’re going to prove that with Mackie and Sam Wilson.”
The film will be penned by Malcolm Spellman, who was the creator and head writer of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Dalan Musson, who also worked on the Disney+ series.