Captain America 4: First Look at Anthony Mackie’s Return (Set Photos)

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
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Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson has been spotted on the set of Captain America: New World Order in the first photos from the Phase 5 production.

After taking up the Captain America mantle in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Mackie's Wilson will take on his first big-screen lead in New World Order.

The fourth patriotic blockbuster will hit theaters on May 3, 2024, and just recently began production in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 20 with filming expected to continue until June 30.

First Look at Captain America 4 Set Revealed

JustJared shared the first look at Sam Wilson actor Anthony Mackie on the Atlanta set of Captain America: New World Order where production began this month.

Other images confirmed New World Order was filming on a Smyth's Diner set - a deep-cut location from Marvel Comics. The diner had a West Virginia baseball shirt on the wall, indicating where in the fifty states Wilson is.

As Wilson originates from New York City's Harlem neighborhood and grew up in Louisiana, West Virginia doesn't seem to be a location with great connections to his past and family, so it's unclear what will take him there.

In Marvel Comics, Smyth's Diner appeared only twice in Adventures of Captain America #2 and #3 but was instead located in Maryland, which is directly adjacent to West Virginia on the United States map.

Smyth's Diner, Marvel

Commenting on the currently filming MCU projects, insider Charles Murphy noted New World Order will conduct a "lot of set work in Atlanta." With the production going "on location around Atlanta and other cities."

Both Agatha: Coven of Chaos and Daredevil: Born Again are also filming now in Atlanta and New York, respectively. According to Murphy, Wonder Man, Blade, Deadpool 3, and Thunderbolts will be the next to get underway.

Captain America 4 is expected to eventually shoot scenes in Washington D.C. in June, possibly tying into Harrison Ford's new MCU president character.

More Captain America 4 Photos Coming Very Soon

With Captain America: New World Order reportedly set to conduct a lot of location filming "around Atlanta and other cities," fans can likely expect to see plenty of set photos in the coming months. This ought to include both more of Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, along with the rest of the all-star cast.

Plenty of others are already confirmed to be joining Mackie for Captain America 4, including a brand-new Falcon, a historic Israeli superhero, and perhaps most excitingly, the MCU debut of the legendary Harrison Ford, entering the fray as a recast General Ross and the next President of the United States.

Hopefully, this doesn't end up leading to too many spoilers for New World Order spilling out from the set over the coming months. After all, Marvel Studios has already been suffering a hefty leak problem over recent years, especially after the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania script surfaced online.

Then again, the studio has already been revealed to be taking extra precautions to prevent Captain America 4 script leaks. This comes in addition to changes being made across Marvel Studios as a whole to avoid leaks coming from early testing screenings happening internally

Captain America: New World Order hits theaters on May 3, 2024.

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