Captain America 4 release date, cast, plot, trailer, and more news

Anthony Mackie is stepping up take on the most iconic shield in the entire MCU, and we can't wait for the Captain America 4 release date.

Captain America 44 release date: Sam Wilson

When is the Captain America 4 release date? After the dramatic events of Avengers: Endgame, it looked like the MCU had lost its guiding light, Captain America. However, a new man has since taken up the shield, and we can’t wait to see what he does with it.

The MCU got its new Cap during the Marvel series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (that’s in between Wandavision and Loki if you’re trying to watch all the Marvel shows and Marvel movies in order). Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) is the second star-spangled man, and he has the potential to be a very different Captain than Steve Rogers. So what can Sam expect in his upcoming Marvel movie? Here’s what we know.

When is the Captain America 4 release date?

Captain America: Brave New World will be released on Friday, February 14, 2025, after being knocked off its July 2024 spot by Deadpool 3 in a recent reshuffle.

Following on from the end of 2023’s Hollywood strikes, Brave New World was delayed by nearly a year as Marvel Studios adjusted its entire release schedule and plans. It will now be the final movie in Marvel’s Phase 5.

Captain America 4 release date:Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson

Who is in the Captain America 4 cast?

Anthony Mackie will lead the Captain America 4 cast alongside the likes of Harrison Ford, Liv Tyler, and Tim Blake Nelson.

Danny Ramirez will reprise the role of  Joaquin Torres, aka the new Falcon. We also know that Harrison Ford will take on the role of Thaddeus Ross for this movie, which is huge news! Oh, and we should probably mention he will be President Thaddeus Ross (aka one of the best MCU characters of all time). That’s right. Ford is taking over the White House once again.

Here is the Captain America 4 cast list:

  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America
  • Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres
  • Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley
  • Tim Blake Nelson as Samuel Stern/The Leader
  • Shira Haas as Sabra
  • Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross
  • Liv Tyler as Betty Ross
  • Xosha Roquemore
  • Seth Rollins

Julius Onah, who made The Cloverfield Paradox, directed the film using a script from Dalan Musson and Malcolm Spellman, who previously worked on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

Harrison Ford in Patriot Games

If we were to speculate, we think it’s likely that Sebastian Stan will appear as Bucky Barnes in the film – especially as he’s likely to be a member of The Thunderbolts – although we don’t think he’ll have a major role.

Another The Falcon and The Winter Soldier alumni we’d like to see in Brave New World is Emily VanCamp, who plays Sharon Carter. Last we saw Sharon, she’d become the criminal known as the Power Broker after being disavowed by SHIELD. That seems a strange place to leave a historically heroic character, so here’s hoping she gets a bit of a redemption arc.

As for the Marvel villain well, Tim Blake Nelson will reprise his role as Samuel Sterns from The Incredible Hulk. This time, though, he’ll be the green-skinned gamma mutate The Leader who’s as smart as the Hulk is strong.

Still, despite that news, we’re not going to pass up an opportunity to wish Daniel Bruhl back into the fold. Zemo, Barnes, and Wilson had such good chemistry in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier that it would be silly not to bring him back (please, Marvel, I’m begging you).

Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes in the Captain America cast

What is Captain America 4 about?

Captain America 4 will likely explore Sam working out how to be the new Captain America, following in the footsteps of Steve Rogers.

The title suggests that this movie will draw some inspiration from a Marvel comic book story titled New World Order. This story ran through several books and saw the Red Skull attempting to do what Marvel villains do and take over the world.

Could the Red Skull return, or will The Leader replace him? Well, The Red Skull was being kept prisoner by the Soul Stone. But that’s gone now, so who knows?

There’s also the return of Thunderbolt Ross to contend with. He’s president now (The chump who was leading America through Secret Invasion must have got the boot). Could Ross finally follow in the footsteps of his comicbook counterpart and become what he hates most, the Red Hulk? It’s possible, although the last time Ford was asked about it, he didn’t seem to know what the interviewer was talking about, so maybe we’re being overly optimistic.

Did Captain America 4 change the title?

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Marvel Studios announced that Captain America 4 was changing its title from New World Order to Brave New World.

There has been no real reason given as to why Marvel made the name change. However, many fans suspect that it was to avoid controversy. New World Order isn’t just a comic book villain organization; it is also the name for an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

Marvel (rightfully) probably wanted to move away from any associations. However, as mentioned above, none of this has been confirmed and is just fan speculation.

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Captain America 4 trailer speculation

Captain America 4 doesn’t have a trailer at the moment, and realistically, we shouldn’t expect to see any footage until early 2024.

Still, if you’re desperate to see Sam again, you can check out the Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer above.

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson in the Captain America cast

Where can I watch Captain America 4?

Captain America 4 will be a theatrical exclusive, so you’ll have to visit the local multiplex if you want to see it.

Don’t worry, though. It will probably land on Disney Plus sometime in late 2024.

While we wait for more news about Captain America 4, why not check out our list of the best thriller movies? You can also read our open letter to Kevin Feige about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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