Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah is set to direct Marvel Studios’ fourth Captain America movie in which actor Anthony Mackie will play the titular character.
Onah is best known for directing the 2018 Netflix feature The Cloverfield Paradox and the 2019 thriller Luce, with the latter starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr, and Tim Roth.
In Captain America 4, Sam Wilson, the character played by Mackie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will wield Captain America’s shield on the big screen for the first time.
Mackie’s Wilson aka The Falcon assumed the title of Captain America towards the end of his 2021 Disney+ series Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Earlier, Chris Evans had played Captain America through his Steve Rogers character in three previous standalone films — Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016) — as well as in four Avengers movies.
At the end of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Rogers retired and handed over his shield to Mackie’s Sam Wilson, whose story was mapped in Falcon and The Winter Soldier along with Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will produce the upcoming superhero movie, which is yet to receive an official title and release date.
Though the paths that would be taken by the new character still remain unknown, viewers are likely to see something thought-provoking in the new movie.
Malcolm Spellman, the creator and head writer of Winter Soldier, is penning the script along with Dalan Musson who worked with him on Falcon and The Winter Soldier.