Last year, Marvel Studios began developing Captain America 4 which will star Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson after claiming the title in the finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But, it was only recently announced that Julius Onah of The Cloverfield Paradox was tapped to direct the Captain America sequel.
Head writer of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Malcolm Spellman, is returning to pen the script with fellow series scribe Dalan Musson. Nothing was known about the film at the time it was announced, aside from Wilson carrying on the mantle of Captain America.
However, an official title for the sequel has finally been revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, finally giving fans a lead for the plot.
Captain America 4 Title Officially Announced
It was finally officially announced at Marvel Studios' Panel at San Diego Comic-Con that Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson would star in Captain America: New World Order and that it will release in theaters on March 5, 2024.
Return of HYDRA?
Curiously, the subtitle of this Captain America sequel was already the title of the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which could have some significance to the plot. In the comics, The New World Order was an organization that was founded by the Red Skull, with many of its founders being supervillains like Juggernaut, Absorbing Man, and more.
Yes, it could be repetitive with HYDRA trying to take over the world again after seemingly being destroyed by the time Avengers: Age of Ultron happens, but it's their whole motto: Cut off one head; two more will take its place. As for who could lead this new HYDRA, Zola may be still alive despite his apparent destruction in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and ready to lead HYDRA.
Whoever or whatever this New World Order might be, fans will find out when Captain America: New World Order is released in theaters on March 5, 2024.