Anthony Mackie Set to Star in 'Captain America 4' for Marvel

“Falcon and the Winter Soldier” showrunner Malcolm Spellman is writing the script with Dalan Musson

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Anthony Mackie, who recently took over Captain America’s shield post-Steve Rogers, has closed a deal to star in the fourth untitled “Captain America” movie, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

“Falcon and the Winter Soldier” showrunner Malcolm Spellman writing the script with Dalan Musson.

Chris Evans originated the role in the MCU as WWII-era soldier-turned-superhero Steve Rogers in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” — but retired the Captain America shield at the end of 2019’s “Avengers Endgame.” Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson is the current wielder of the shield and is expected to do so in the new film.

In January, TheWrap reported that Evans was in talks to reprise his role as Captain America in some capacity for the MCU. Evans’ return was reported as unlikely to be a new “Captain America” installment, but rather an appearance in an untitled Marvel project with an option for a second film.

In “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” Wilson decides to forgo the iconic title, upon which the government gives it to John Walker (Wyatt Russell). The series also stars Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, and the show premiered on March 19 on Disney+ to what the platform said was the biggest series debut ever.

No director is attached yet.

Mackie is repped by UTA and Inspire Entertainment.

Marvel declined to comment.

Deadline first reported the news.

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