Anthony Mackie Closes Deal to Star in ‘Captain America 4’ and Fans Are Celebrating

Anthony Mackie took up the mantle as Captain America in Marvel’s Disney+ show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. With Chris Evans passing on the shield after the events of Avengers: Endgame, many wondered if Mackie would get to make his debut as the character in a solo movie. Rumors of a new Captain America movie have been in the works for some time. News outlets reported that Mackie officially closed a deal to suit up once again in Captain America 4, co-written by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman.

Anthony Mackie 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' standing next to actor dressed as Sam Wilson
Anthony Mackie ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ attends Disney opening event | Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

Anthony Mackie became a new version of Cap in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

In the end scenes of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers returns from placing the Infinity Stones back where they belong but stayed in the past to live a full life with Peggy Carter. Now in old age, Steve passes on his shield to Sam Wilson, played by Mackie. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier furthered Sam’s story and his battle with accepting the shield and what the world would think of him if he did.

By the show’s last episodes, Sam realizes that the world needs a new hero like him. Fans applauded as Sam debuted in a blue, white, and red suit designed to incorporate the new vibranium version of the EXO-7 Falcon wings. With Sam taking up Cap’s shield in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many wondered if Captain America 4, would be Sam’s first solo movie.

‘Captain America 4’ is confirmed with Anthony Mackie in the lead role

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Anthony Mackie will officially return to the big screen as Sam Wilson in his first solo movie, Captain America 4. According to Deadline, Mackie officially closed on a deal to star in the movie. Details about the movie have been kept under wraps as its title is still a work in progress. But Marcel President Kevin Feige hasn’t made an official comment on Mackie’s role or the storyline.

It is unclear if Sebastian Stan, who played Bucky Barnes in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will be a part of the project. There is currently no news of any other actor being cast for the movie or who will be directing. Now that Mackie is set to lead, fans will have to wait and see how Captain America 4 will unfold.

Fans are excited about Mackie’s solo movie

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The MCU has done a good job at keeping fans’ interest with every new project. News of Mackie taking up the shield again has fans hopeful for another exhilarating movie from Marvel. One Reddit user complimented Marvel’s decision to have Mackie take on the mantle from Evans in the same continuity in a way that works.

Another Reddit fan is excited to see Mackie in his first solo movie simply because of the flight action sequences seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In his new and improved suit, Mackie’s character gave fans a taste of what he’s capable of as the new Captain America. Sam’s agility in the sky, his combat skills, and the usefulness of the vibranium shield made for impressive action sequences fans could not get enough of.