Captain America 4 has a new name.
Marvel Studios announced Tuesday morning via its Twitter account that the fourth Captain America episode — and the first to star Anthony Mackie as the lead — is now being dubbed Brave new world.
The news came alongside a behind-the-scenes photo of stars Mackie and Harrison Ford. Last July, the studio announced that the film was originally subtitled New world order. The release date is set for May 3, 2024.
Brave new world comes on the heels of the events of Avengers: endgame and the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The first saw Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers pass the Captain America shield to Mackie’s Sam Wilson, who had served as hero Falcon ever since. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was released in 2014.
In the Disney+ series, Wilson considered whether he would be willing to reprise the role that was handed to him while teaming up with Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan) as the US government created their own “Captain America” in Wyatt Russell’s US agent. (Both actors will appear in the upcoming movie as their characters Lightning strikeswhose production has been delayed due to the ongoing writers’ strike, alongside other existing and new characters Black Widow, Ant-Man and the Wasp and further.)
Co-written by Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s Malcolm Spellman with Julius Onah, who will also direct, Brave new world will see Mackie continue Wilson’s journey as Captain America, while Ford makes his MCU debut as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, in a role he took over after William Hurt’s death.
The film will see the return of two Incredible Hulk characters, Samuel Sterns (Tim Blake) and Betty Ross (Liv Tyler), with Ford’s Thunderbolt as US President. Shira Haas and Danny Ramirez also star, with Carl Lumbly returning as his own Falcon and the Winter Soldier character Isaiah Bradley.