Captain America 4, which will see Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson take on the mantle of the titular character and superhero, is reportedly getting a title change. Before this, the film, scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 3, 2024, was named Captain America: New World Order.
The rumored title change comes from Hollywood insider CanWeGetToast on Twitter where he posted a picture of Mackie’s character and the caption "Captain America: Untitled releases a year from today!"
Given that the film’s working title for some time has been Captain America: New World Order, CanWeGetToast’s tweet saw a fan of the franchise ask "Untitled? Is nwo being changed?" CanWeGetToast responded in the affirmative before going on to clarify that the ongoing strike by the Writer’s Guild of America has nothing to do with the title change.
Untitled? Is nwo being changed?
— The Blapp Of Us (@Blappknight) May 3, 2023
Captain America 4’s current title and release date was revealed last year at Marvel’s presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con.
While the sudden name change is surprising, this isn't the first time we've heard of it. In March, internet rumors emerged a name change is imminent because of its semblance to a conspiracy theory as well as the strengthening political association between China and Russia.
Since Marvel hasn’t officially announced any such title change, fans should take these rumors with a pinch of salt.
Given there's less than a year to go until the film’s debut, we expect Marvel and Disney to make an official announcement by July at the forthcoming San Diego Comic-Con.
Apart from Mackie, Captain America 4 will star Danny Ramirez, Shira Haas, Liv Tyler, Carl Lumbly, and Harrison Ford. The film is helmed by the Nigerian-American director Julius Onah, whose portfolio includes the 2018 science fiction film The Cloverfield Paradox and the 2019 social thriller drama Luce.
Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musso, both of whom penned episodes in the Disney+ miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which also serves as a precursor to the forthcoming Captain America 4, wrote the film’s screenplay.
Mackie will next appear in the television adaptation of the popular video game franchise Twisted Metal. The series, slated to arrive on Peacock on July 27, dropped a teaser trailer a few days ago that featured the We Have a Ghost actor behind the wheels of a high-octane car.
Captain America 4 is currently filming ahead of its release on May 3, 2024.