‘Captain America 4’ CinemaCon Footage Description: Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson Returns

Prepare for Marvel's Captain America 4!

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The Walt Disney Studios concluded the major 2024 studio presentations with an impressive showcase, revealing over 75 minutes of footage from its upcoming slate of films. Among the highlights was Captain America: Brave New World, featuring Anthony Mackie reprising his role as Sam Wilson, now officially taking on the mantle of Captain America following the events of Avengers: Endgame and the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Although the CinemaCon footage from Captain America: Brave New World has not been released online, descriptions from those who witnessed the preview have begun circulating on the internet. Disney’s opening sizzle reel at CinemaCon featured a thrilling scene from the new Captain America movie, showing Sam Wilson under attack in the White House. Additionally, the reel provided the first look at Harrison Ford in the role of Thunderbolt Ross, replacing the late William Hurt.

At CinemaCon, Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Anthony Mackie took the stage to present footage from Captain America: Brave New World. Feige described the film as a grounded political thriller, drawing comparisons to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

In the Captain America: Brave New World sizzle reel, Ross commends Sam Wilson’s Captain America for his heroism in Mexico and requests his help to rebuild the Avengers. The conversation takes a tense turn when Wilson asks what happens if they disagree.

Another clip shown involves a ceremonial event where Captain America is being honored by President Ross, which is abruptly disrupted by an attack. The assault is triggered by music that activates sleeper agents, including Carl Lumbly’s Isaiah Bradley, who begins shooting at the gathered politicians and attempts to kill Ross. Captain America fights them off and escapes.

Ross makes it clear that he’s not a fan of heroes but acknowledges the contributions of Sam Wilson’s Captain America. At some point, Ross bluntly says, “You’re not Steve Rogers,” to which Wilson confidently replies, “You’re right. I’m not,” before he dramatically spreads his Falcon wings.

What we know about the story of Captain America: Brave New World

Harrison Ford’s Thunderbolt Ross is rumored to transform into the formidable Red Hulk during the events of Captain America: Brave New World, serving as the film’s main villain. Additionally, The Incredible Hulk star Tim Blake Nelson returns as Samuel Sterns, now the notorious Marvel villain The Leader.

Following the conclusion of the Hollywood strikes in November 2023, Disney delayed the release of Captain America: New World Order by seven months to February 14, 2025, allowing time for necessary reshoots. During an earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger highlighted Captain America 4 as one of the 2025 releases he is most enthusiastic about.

Julius Onah is directing Captain America: Brave New World, working from a script by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson. The cast of the movie also includes Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley and Shira Haas as Sabra, with Xosha Roquemore on board in an undisclosed role.

Captain America: Brave New World is currently slated to hit theaters on February 14, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.