Anthony Mackie will be donning the stars and stripes after closing a deal to officially star in the upcoming sequel “Captain America 4” from Marvel…
There will officially be a new Star-Spangled hero in “Captain America 4.”
Anthony Mackie has closed a deal to star in the upcoming sequel from Marvel Studios after he took over as Captain America in the recent Disney+ series “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
In the final episode of the season, Mackie suited up in a brand new Captain America costume courtesy of the nation of Wakanda and he took over the role from his friend Steve Rogers, who handed him the shield to carry on his legacy in the closing moments in “Avengers: Endgame.”
While “Captain America 4” had already been in the works, Mackie didn’t close his deal until this week to star in the upcoming film. As of now, there’s no word if Mackie will be joined by his “Falcon and Winter Soldier” co-star Sebastian Stan, although it seems highly unlikely that he wouldn’t appear in the movie.
Prior to taking over as Captain America, Mackie had appeared in five different Marvel films as The Falcon after making his debut in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
Now he’ll lead the entire franchise after actor Chris Evans decided to exit the Marvel Cinematic Universe following his last appearance in “Avengers: Endgame.”
There’s not a lot known about “Captain America 4” outside of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” head writer and creator Malcolm Spellman penning the script alongside series staff writer Dalan Musson. No director has been attached just yet.
The search for the director and the rest of the cast can likely begin now that Mackie’s deal is closed.