Following the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which saw Sam Wilson accept the superhero mantle from Steve Rogers, fans have been waiting for a fourth Captain America movie.
This was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022 along with a title for the new film, Captain America: New World Order. It was later revealed that Julian Onah (The Cloverfield Paradox) would direct the new Cap movie, and that it would release in Marvel’s Phase 5 in March 2024.
Beyond a new logo, there haven’t been any details given about the plot of the new Captain America film or who will be involved in it.
While Anthony Mackie’s return as Sam Wilson was a given, Marvel has now confirmed some of the other cast members who will be joining him.
Captain America 4 Cast Confirmed
During Marvel Studios' presentation at D23, a number of actors who will appear in Captain America: New World Order were confirmed.
Those actors announced at the panel include a mix of new and returning MCU faces, all of which make for an exciting Captain America sequel. Here's a breakdown of all the confirmed actors and which characters they will be playing:
Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson/Captain America
It should come as no surprise that Mackie will return to headline his own Captain America sequel. In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam went on a journey that saw him move on from his days as the Falcon, pick up the iconic shield, and become the first black man to bear the Captain America mantle in the MCU.
Danny Ramirez - Joaquin Torres
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Danny Ramirez is confirmed to reprise his role as Joaquin Torres in New World Order and is also expected to pick up the wings as the new Falcon in the film.
Tim Blake Nelson - The Leader
Tim Blake Nelson was last seen in 2008's The Incredible Hulk as Samuel Sterns. He'll make his MCU return in New World Order as The Leader, who is also confirmed to be the villain of the film.
Carl Lumbly - Isaiah Bradley
Another The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star who is making his way to Captain America 4 is Carl Lumbly's Isaiah Bradley. As an ex-super soldier, Bradley provided integral advice to Sam during the Disney+ series, encouraging him to take up Steve Rogers' shield.
Shira Haas - Sabra
A newcomer to the MCU, Shira Haas' Sabra marks the first Israeli superhero in the MCU. In the comics, Sabra is a known mutant with powers and works for the Israeli Secret Service.
A Falcon and the Winter Soldier Reunion
It seems that Captain America: New World Order will be a reunion for a few MCU characters. Both Carl Lumbly and Danny Ramirez were involved in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier previously, so it appears likely the new Captain America movie will continue their character arcs that were set up in the Disney+ series.
Another interesting MCU return is that of Tim Blake Nelson’s The Leader, who was last seen in The Incredible Hulk.
Surprisingly, this is the second Marvel project this year to bring back a character from the 2008 Hulk film, with Tim Roth’s Abomination most recently appearing in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. While The Incredible Hulk has often been forgotten in MCU canon, it seems to gradually be making a comeback.
As for the new cast members, Shira Haas' Sabra could mean some big things for the MCU. The inclusion of a secret service agent seemingly lends to the idea that Captain America 4 will continue the espionage themes of its predecessors. Sabra is also a known mutant in the comics and, should this remain the same in New World Order, it would be a big step towards the introduction of mutants in the MCU.