Anthony Mackie, who has played superhero Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” is leading the film as the new Captain America for the first time. The cast of the fourth “Captain America” movie will also include Shira Haas as Sabra, Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader, as well as Danny Ramirez and Carl Lumbly, who appeared in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” series, as Joaquin Torres and Isaiah Bradley, respectively.
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Nelson’s The Leader was last seen in the 2008 film “The Incredible Hulk” as Samuel Sterns, beginning his transformation into the iconic Hulk villain.
As the “New World Order” team took the stage, director Julius Onah called the film a “paranoid thriller.” Mackie raved about the project, saying, “I’m nervous! I’m excited. It’s everything I expected it to be.”
We last saw Mackie starring in the Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” where he first took up the Captain America shield and debuted a new patriotic costume. The show co-starred Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier, and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, a former CIA agent from the “Captain America” films. It also introduced Wyatt Russell as the faux Captain America John Walker, who turned into the villainous U.S. Agent. “Top Gun: Maverick” actor Ramirez was introduced as Joaquin Torres, a new ally to Wilson’s Cap, and Daniel Bruhl returned as the evil Baron Zemo in the series.
“Captain America: New World Order” is one of the upcoming Phase Five films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Luce” and “Cloverfield Paradox” filmmaker Onah directs the film from a script penned by Dalan Musson and Malcolm Spellman, both of whom wrote for “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Spellman produces with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
“New World Order” hits theaters May 3, 2024. For more info on upcoming Marvel projects unveiled at D23, check out Variety‘s list of upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films and Disney+ shows.
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