Julius Onah, a director known for The Cloverfield Paradox and indie hit Luce, will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first Captain America film with a new Captain in Anthony Mackie. It’s unconfirmed whether Chris Evans will appear in the film at all.

Mackie’s character Sam Wilson accepted the moniker of Captain America in the finale of Falcon And The Winter Soldier on Disney+. He was announced as the star of Captain America 4 last year, and he will be reuniting with the head writer of the series, Malcolm Spellman who is penning the script with a former staff writer Dalan Musson.

Interestingly, Mackie is still the only confirmed cast member in the film so far, which is unusual as most Marvel films will feature crossover characters of some kind, but they may be preparing a full overhaul of the Captain America series.

Onah is a Nigerian-American filmmaker whose debut feature The Girl Is In Trouble was produced as his thesis for the NYU graduate film school program with Spike Lee attached as the executive producer. He is also working on multiple other projects, including a series The American Throne set in a reimagined United States that was founded as a monarchy.

Captain America’s last two iterations were directed by the Russo Brothers, who also directed Avengers: Endgame and have since made several films for Netflix including The Gray Man.

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