18 Aug 2021 5:15 PM +00:00

Captain America 4 Confirms Anthony Mackie's Return as Sam Wilson

It's official: Captain America 4 is happening soon. It has also been confirmed that Anthony Mackie will return as Sam Wilson aka the new Captain America in the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel.

Deadline confirms that Mackie has signed a deal to reprise his role in the still-untitled Captain America 4. So far, the Altered Carbon star is the only actor attached to the project. However, there are speculations that Mackie's The Falcon and The Winter Soldier co-star Sebastian Stan will also return as Bucky Barnes in the film.

The fourth Captain America movie was actually confirmed right after the premiere of the Falcon and The Winter Soldier finale earlier this year. Showrunner Malcolm Spellman was confirmed to write the script along with Dalan Musson. Back then, Mackie was not yet confirmed for the film but fans were already expecting a deal to be made soon.

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There are a lot of speculations regarding Captain America 4. For instance, some believe that Chris Evans might return as Steve Rogers in the film since the Knives Out star was previously confirmed to do one more MCU project. However, it has been clarified that this is a different project and that Evans will not be in Captain America 4.

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Steve had already passed the Captain America shield to Sam in Avengers: Endgame but the Falcon had chosen to surrender the shield to the US government. After the events in the premiere episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Sam and Bucky had worked together to reclaim the shield and Sam ultimately became Captain America in the season finale.

Captain America 4 has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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