Marvel Lets “Captain America 4” Footage Fly at CinemaCon

Anthony Mackie is finally stepping into the solo spotlight and nobody is more prepared. Mackie joined Kevin Feige in Las Vegas to reveal footage from Captain America: Brave New World, which finds Mackie’s Sam Wilson now fully invested as the new Cap.

Feige said that for Mackie and director Julius Onah’s upcoming film, the vibe is decidedly more of a grounded, gritty action flick, like the beloved Captain America: The Winter SoldierWinter Soldier was Mackie’s first MCU film, where he became a crucial ally for Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers/Captain America going forward. Sam Wilson was, without a doubt, the man Cap could count on the most, which is why he was selected at the end of Avengers: Endgame by an aged, retired Steve Rogers to carry on the shield.

We saw Sam Wilson wrestle with this new responsibility in the Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was released in 2021 and followed The Winter Soldier‘s vibe as a full-bodied action thriller. Becoming Captain America was an especially difficult experience for Sam as a Black man replacing a white icon and savior figure. By the end of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam has accepted the role and proven himself more than capable of carrying the shield.

Captain America: Brave New World finds Sam after he’s accepted and grown into the role. It also introduces Harrison Ford into the MCU as he takes over for the late William Hurt as Thunderbolt Ross. Danny Ramirez returns as Joaquin Torres, the young man who takes over from Sam as the Falcon. The cast also includes Liv Tyler, Tim Blake Nelson, Carl Lumbly (reprising his role of Isaiah Bradley from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), and Shira Haas.

The footage shown at CinemaCon revealed Sam arriving at the White House, where Thunderbolt Ross, now the president, wants Sam’s help rebuilding the Avengers. The footage then moves to a tense moment when Ross, thanking Sam and Torres for helping out, is interrupted by blaring music, which sets off Isaiah Bradley, a former Super Soldier, who tries to kill Ross.

Captain America: Brave New World will fly into theaters on February 14, 2025. It’s preceded by Deadpool & Wolverine, which arrives this July 26, and followed by The Fantastic Four, which will arrive in theaters on July 25, 2025.

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Featured image: (L-R): Harrison Ford as President Thaddeus Ross and Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America in Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD. Photo by Eli Adé. © 2024 MARVEL.


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