‘Captain America 4’: Anthony Mackie signs deal to wield the shield
The makers of “Captain America 4” finally closed a deal with actor Anthony Mackie, as he starts wielding the famous shield as Captain America within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mackie, who recently played Sam Wilson in the series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, sources told Deadline yesterday, Aug. 18. It is unclear whether the movie will also involve Sebastian Stan, who starred with Mackie in the limited series.
Mackie appeared as Falcon in six previous Marvel films prior to “Captain America 4,” though this will be the first time he will star as Captain America himself. Chris Evans played Steve Rogers as Captain America in the first three MCU Captain America films.
Prior to his appearance in the MCU, Mackie has earned recognition for his performances in acclaimed films such as “8 Mile,” “The Adjustment Bureau,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hurt Locker.”
Marvel Studios is yet to reveal further details about the fourth film as of this writing. The movie’s director is not yet announced as well.
The development of “Captain America 4” was first revealed through an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter last April. The film will be written by “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” creator and head writer Malcolm Spellman, along with series writer Dalan Musson. Dana Cruz/JB
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