It is yet to be announced by Marvel Studios but notable sources have informed the possibility of the fourth Captain America movie, but fans might miss their favorite hero, Steve Rogers.
The End of an Era
The end of Avengers Endgame marked an end to an era of films that defined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Films that made the foundation of high production superhero movies and films that broke records in cinemas all around the world.
One of the highest-grossing franchises is of the all-time favorite hero of the Americans, the bearer of the shield, Captain America.
The character played by Steve Rogers was considered one of the three main superheroes of the Avengers and was known for leading the group.
Evans has now played Captain America in three independent films, all four Avengers films, and multiple cameo appearances in other MCU films. However, at the end of Endgame, Steve returned to the past and lived his life with his love Peggy Carter.
He was shown old and possibly retired as he handed his shield to the Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie.
Is It Better Than Steve Roger Does Not Return Anymore?
Sam Wilson or the Falcon, in the Disney+ TV program ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier took up the shield and emphasized the end of Steve’s reign as the hero of America.
Fans still hope for a Chris Evans cameo or some larger reprise of the iconic character, the fact that he might not return is better for Marvel as well as Sam Wilson.
A significant portion of the character development of Sam in the series revolved around his struggle of being in the shoes of Steve Rogers.
This addressed bigger problems of racial inequity and injustice in the United States, as well as what it meant for Sam to hold a title that was steeped in both patriotism and propaganda.
It was partly about Sam grieving for Steve’s absence while also concerned that surrendering the Falcon title to become Captain America would put him in Rogers’ shadow.
The new movie is his chance to shine as an individual and bringing back Evans would just overshadow him and his story in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Marvel was able to state openly in the series that Steve was truly gone and it was now Sam who had fully embraced his role as the new Captain America.
In the new movie, the character will be breathing, fighting, and eventually growing on its own, and to bring another character would be unfair to Anthony, and not only him, but to Rogers too. Rogers has met his happy end and by bringing him back, the denouement would be cheapened.
Release Date and Other Details of the Film
The film’s official release date has yet to be confirmed. Even the project’s progress has yet to be certified. With Disney having to postpone release dates due to the pandemic, the slate of upcoming Marvel flicks is already somewhat packed.
Furthermore, many of the upcoming titles in the mega-franchise, such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Ant-Man 3, and Blade, are still on the waitlist.
Given the MCU’s interconnected nature, whatever release date the fourth Captain America film receives will very probably have to incorporate existing plots. We won’t see it in theatres until late 2022 at the earliest, so a release date in 2023 seems more likely.
Even though Marvel Studios has yet to make an official announcement, Deadline reports that the project is moving forward.
Captain America 4 will be co-written by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman and screenwriter Dalan Musson, although the film is still a long way off.
Anthony Mackie Takes the Lead
According to the source, Anthony Mackie as Captain America will play a key role in the film. The actor, on the other hand, has remained tight-lipped about the project until Marvel makes an official announcement.
When the movie’s rumor first surfaced, Mackie expressed his excitement to see where the character will end up and what the character’s destiny would be. The actor told that he learned about the prospect of a Captain America film while shopping in a grocery store.
Working with Marvel, he remarked, is exhilarating because of this unawareness. Even though he had not heard anything about the film, he expressed his excitement.
The final episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ended with the title card reversing and confirming Wilson’s position as the full-time Captain America.
Possible Cast and Plot for the Film
Mackie might be joined by some other cast members from the Disney+ series, especially if the film is serving as a replacement for a second series. We can expect Captain America’s friend Bucky Barnes played by Sebastian Stan to appear.
Despite having a rough start, the two were able to sort out their differences so it is expected that Sam would seek his friend’s help against his current nemesis. There were also rumors that Chris Evans might return but it is almost uncertain.
Emily’s Sharon Carter and Wyatt Russell’s John Walker could also appear. With these characters in the line, there is no shortage of directions that this new movie could go. At this point, nobody has any idea of what the plot of this new film will be.
The first and foremost question that arises is if the movie is going to let Sam Wilson take on any villain all alone or are we up to witness Bucky and Sam’s friendship grow in the film.
The Disney plus series set up Sharon Carter as a new villain so that is another possibility, as directed in the post-credit scene. On the other hand, Valentina recruiting John Walker for some future missions is also something to keep an eye on.
It is also possible that the movie sets the foundation for an entirely new storyline for Phase Five of Marvel Movies.
Although the movie is a long way ahead, all the Marvel fans are already excited to see Anthony play Captain America on the big screen.