Anthony Mackie to Star in Disney and Marvel's Next Captain America Movie

Per Deadline, actor Anthony Mackie has inked a deal with Disney and Marvel Studios to play the Avenger after portraying the MCU superhero Falcon.

Anthony Mackie

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Anthony Mackie

Disney and Marvel have found their next Captain America.

According to Deadline, the studio giants have inked a deal with Anthony Mackie to take the reins in the fourth installment of the franchise. Sources for the outlet did not reveal any details about the film’s potential storyline, but it’s been confirmed that the script will be penned by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson. The former is the head writer/creator of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which stars Mackie as Falcon. Musson also serves as a staff writer for the series.

Mackie has played Sam Wilson/Falcon since 2014’s Captain America: Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans as the titular character. So far, Mackie has appeared in a total of five MCU films as well as the aforementioned Disney+ series. Fans speculated he would take over the Captain America role following Avengers: End Game, which saw Evans’ Steve Rogers pass his shield on to Mackie’s Wilson. That storyline continued in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, making Mackie the first Black Actor to play Captain America.

“This is the moment where he becomes Captain America, so what’s his Captain America going to stand for?” Mackie told Variety about Wilson assuming the role of Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. “Because he was a soldier, he was a caretaker of soldiers, a counselor, he’s not the guy who’s going to bust his way through problems. The humanitarian side of him was something that I feel is his superpower, his ability to have empathy and sympathy for those around him is your superpower. So that monologue was about him showing that if one of us is mistreated, we’re all to blame. And that’s the overall theme of the the new Captain America, not that not Black Cap, or Cap for the people, he’s Captain America for all.”

It was previously reported that Evans’ Rogers would return to the MCU in some capacity, but it’s unclear if he’ll appear in the next Captain America stand-alone project.

Stay tuned as more details about the upcoming filmincluding casting information and a potential premiere date—become available.

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