Anthony Mackie’s Captain America Flick Gets New Title & Smaller Budget

 

Ever since Avengers: Endgame, the MCU seems to be much bigger in scope with the heroes dealing with aliens, Celestials, multiverses, omnipotent AIs and Egyptian deities. It may be due to Disney losing so many millions of dollars lately, but that’s not the publicized reason that the upcoming Captain America: New World Order is going to be bringing it back down in scope.

As production designer Ramsey Avery recently told Collider

 

“The intent of this is to be very grounded, to make sure it has that sense of really happening in the world. So, it’s a different sense in a lot of ways than particularly some of the more recent pieces have been. And it’s a very deliberate choice, and it’s a fascinating choice and an exciting choice. And it comes with a whole host of different kinds of questions involved in that.” 

 

While there have been a couple grounded projects like Hawkeye and Black Widow, it will be interesting to see exactly how the audience reacts to hand-me-down Captain America getting the short-shrift as some voices on the internet have been calling for less mystical and cosmic stories yet at the same time, they complain that the new projects aren’t referencing things like the Celestial sticking up out of the ocean… Can they make everyone happy?

 

We already know the answer to that.

 

In related news “Captain America: New World Order” is now “Captain America: Brave New World.” Marvel Studios announced the title change on social media alongside a first-look photo of stars Anthony Mackie and Harrison Ford on the film’s set. Marvel originally announced last July that “Captain America 4” would be subtitled “New World Order” and be released on May 3, 2024. The release date remains unchanged for the newly titled “Brave New World.”

 

 

Mackie stars in the title role, making “Captain America 4″ his first outing as the eponymous hero in a feature film. The actor got his start in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Falcon, but he took on the Captain America shield in the Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Chris Evans originated the role of Captain America in the MCU, but he exited the part in “Avengers: Endgame.”

“Captain America: Brave New World” is directed by Julius Onah (“The Cloverfield Paradox,” “Luce”) and co-written by Malcolm Spellman, who was the creator of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” The cast includes Ford in his MCU debut as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, taking over for the late William Hurt. Ross is now the President of the United States in “Brave New World.” Liv Tyler and Tim Blake Nelson also star, reprising their roles of Betty Ross and Samuel Sterns from “The Incredible Hulk.” The supporting cast also includes Shira Haas and and “Top Gun: Maverick” actor Danny Ramirez.

 

via Variety

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