Anthony Mackie and the stars of Captain America: New World Order received a warm welcome to D23, with a number of MCU actors new and old who have officially announced their return to the fold.
Tim Blake Nelson, who last appeared in 2008 Incredible Hulk, will return as The Leader. Carl Lumbly is back as original super soldier Isaiah Bradley after playing him in Falcon and the winter soldier. Danny Ramirez returns as Joaquin Torres, while MCU newcomer Shira Haas will play Israeli hero Sabra.
Mackie has been playing Sam Wilson since 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldierand spent much of that time as the hero The Falcon in movies such as Captain America: Civil War (2016). But by the end of Avengers: Endgame (2019) it was clear that Wilson would eventually step into the role of Captain America after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) gave him his shield. Mackie’s Wilson finally took on the mantle of Captain America towards the end of his Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), which also starred Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier dealing with inheritance issues.
The new Captain America movie comes out Falcon and the winter soldier creator Malcolm Spellman, who is writing the script with Dalan Musson, a writer on the show. The Cloverfield Paradox director Julius Onah is at the helm of the film, which will be released on May 3, 2024.