Anthony Mackie will officially suit up in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain America 4 movie, co-written by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman.
Mackie first appeared as Sam Wilson (aka the Falcon) in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. After Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers passed on Captain America’s shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Wilson officially assumed the mantle over the course of the Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In April, Variety reported that a fourth Captain America movie was in development with Spellman handling the script alongside FAWS staff writer Dalan Musson.
There are still persistent rumors that Chris Evans will reprise his role as Steve Rogers in a separate Captain America movie. Nothing else is known about that rumored project other than that it could be developed separately from Captain America 4 with Mackie. In any case, Evans insists that he doesn’t know anything about it. Responding directly to the rumors in January, Evans wrote in a tweet, “News to me.”
There’s no word yet on when Captain America 4 will be released, but if the cast are now locking down deals to star, production can’t be too far off. Until we see Sam Wilson wielding the shield in the upcoming sequel, fans can check him out in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+. This news via Deadline.