Anthony Mackie has closed the deal to star as the new Captain America in the fourth film of the Marvel Studios series of films, Deadline reported. The actor’s Sam Wilson received the Captain’s mantle and shield in the final episode of Disney Plus TV series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The original Captain America, Steve Rogers, had retired from the role after 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. He had also handed his shield over to Sam, to declare him as his replacement in the forthcoming films.
But it is not clear whether Captain America 4 will also feature Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes or Winter Soldier. He and Wilson had teamed up to take on the anarchist group Flag-Smashers in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. John Walker briefly became Captain America but he was removed from the role after he murdered one of the Flag-Smashers in cold blood.
Mackie, who first played the role of Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is a veteran who ran a self-help group for soldiers’ suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He teamed up with Captain America to take down Hydra that had not only survived but also infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.
In Captain America: Civil War, he once again teamed up with Steve Rogers against the conflict with Iron Man and his allies. After the events of the film, he became a fugitive and joined the war against Thanos.
Sam was among the unfortunate who were obliterated after Thanos’ snap. In Endgame, he fought with other Avengers against the Mad Titan and his forces.
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