Rumors had been raging for weeks, but the time for rumor is over. Deadline confirmed officially that award-winning actor, Anthony Mackie, will be the star of Captain America 4. Mackie played Sam Wilson, the Falcon, in six movies and one TV mini-series. Steve Rogers chose Sam Wilson as his heir to the title.
Anthony Mackie is the second Black actor to star in a Marvel movie, after Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. While Samuel L. Jackson, as Nick Fury, has appeared in almost as many MCU movies as the late Stan Lee, but Fury has not had a solo movie since David Hasselhoff played him in 1998.
Anthony Mackie co-starred in the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker with fellow Avenger Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye). He appeared in The Adjustment Bureau with Emily Blunt (Dr. Lily Houghton in Disney’s Jungle Cruise). Mackie also co-starred in the horror film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Malcolm Spellman, the creator and head writer of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will be writing the script for Captain America 4. The director’s name has not been announced yet, nor have Mackie’s co-stars. The short list includes Sebastian Stan, the Winter Soldier, or former SHIELD agent Sharon Carter (Canadian actress Emily VanCamp). There are likely to be at least some of the Avengers in the movie, although it is too soon to predict which ones.
Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as short stories in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, “Supernatural Colorado”, “Barbarian Crowns”, “Cat Tails””Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions, Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.