'Captain America 4' Moves Forward With Julius Onah as Director
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Nearly a year after it's reported that Anthony Mackie has signed up to lead the next Captain America movie, Marvel has tapped the 'Cloverfield Paradox' helmer to direct the upcoming film.

AceShowbiz - "Captain America 4" is slowly but surely assembling its cast and crew. The new installment of the Captain America film franchise has reportedly found its director in Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report Onah's involvement in the upcoming Marvel Studios project. He is best known for helming the 2018 thriller "The Cloverfield Paradox". The 39-year-old, who occasionally also acts, has also directed 2015's thriller "The Girl Is in Trouble" and 2019's thriller drama "Luce".

The indie drama starred Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Octavia Spencer. It debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and garnered three Indie Spirit Award nominations, including best director.

This will be the first Captain America movie without Chris Evans in the lead role. Back in August 2021, it was reported that Anthony Mackie will take up the mantle as the superhero following the events on Disney+'s series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier".

Mackie first joined the MCU in 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as Sam Wilson a.k.a. Falcon. In "Avengers: Endgame", Evans' Steve Rogers appears to pass the torch to Sam as he hands over his Captain America shield to the veteran United States Air Force Pararescueman.

After much self-doubt due to him questioning how "a black man [can] represent a country that does not represent him," Sam finally takes up the shield and embraces his new alter ego in the last episode of the series.

Plot details are still unknown and it's unclear if Evans would reprise his role as Steve Rogers, but Malcolm Spellman, the creator and head writer of "Winter Soldier", has been tapped to pen the script of the upcoming film with Dalan Musson, a staff writer on the show. No start date has been revealed either.

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