“Captain America 4” Has Its Director in Julius Onah

Exciting news coming from Marvel Studios. In case you missed it, at the end of last week the news broke that director Julius Onah would be taking on Captain America 4, which will see Anthony Mackie continue his role as the new Cap after his intense struggle, both internally and with a sect of juiced up revolutionaries hellbent on remaking the world order in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+. That series ended with Sam Wilson finally accepting the shield, and in doing so launched a brand new era for Captain America, the character and the franchise.

Onah, a Nigerian-American filmmaker, directed 2018’s monster-in-space actioner The Cloverfield Paradox, as well as the critically acclaimed Luce in 2019, an adaptation of J.C. Lee’s play. Onah also just co-wrote a Jean-Michel Basquiat biopic Samo Lives, which he’ll direct, and has the upcoming thriller Bad Genius on his slate, in which he’s credited as writer and director. He’s also got an intriguing TV series in the works, The American Throne, for Universal Content Productions. Throne will center on a white royal family who lords over a contemporary America that was founded as a monarchy. The problem for these royals is the King is hiding a secret—a black son who is the true heir to the throne.

The multi-talented Onah seems like a great fit for Captain America 4, which will see Mackie’s Sam Wilson now fully vested as Captain America. This was a mantle he was very reluctant to take on during most of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s storyline, and he was even initially overlooked in favor of John Walker (Wyatt Russell), a highly decorated and highly unstable veteran who ended up becoming something of a monster behind the shield. While the script for Captain America 4 is a Marvel state secret, we do know that Falcon‘s creator Malcolm Spellman wrote it alongside series staff writer Dalan Musson.

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Featured image: Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.


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