We’ve been waiting since Avengers: Endgame and the finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and now it’s finally official—Sam Wilson is getting his own Captain America film, in Captain America: New World Order. The announcement came at the massive Hall H Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con. The film will release in theaters on May 3, 2024, towards the end of the MCU’s Phase Five. We even have a preliminary logo, as released by Marvel Studios.
Anthony Mackie will once again wield the shield, as bestowed upon him as Steve Rogers. The movie will be co-written by Malcolm Spellman (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Dalan Musson and directed by Julius Onah (The Cloverfield Paradox). So what do we know about this movie, aside from the title? Pretty much nothing. The traditional Cap villains who might try to start any kind of “New World Order” might be the Serpent Society. Yes, the same evil secret society Kevin Feige once trolled fans into believing would be the baddies in what wound up as Captain America: Civil War.
The end of Falcon and the Winter Solider saw Sam finally accept his true place as the new Captain America. We may see several members of that series show up as supporting cast for his solo film, like his sister and his nephews. Since Sam has nephews, that makes him both Captain America and “Uncle Sam.” Nice touch there, Marvel!
It wouldn’t be surprising if we get a cameo from his old buddy Bucky Barnes as well. But we have a feeling Marvel is setting up the former Winter Soldier for more. Maybe his own solo project in the very near future. Perhaps as Nomad? We expect more details about Captain America: New World Order to be revealed at the upcoming D23 event in September.