Fresh off the season finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which heavily implies that a season 2 of the Disney+ drama could be on the way, Disney and Marvel Studios are developing a fourth Captain America film. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Friday afternoon.
Malcolm Spellman, head writer (Marvel Studios' showrunner name) of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will co-write the script with Dalan Musson, who is one of his staff writers on the show. The direction is unknown, including who will carry the shield, though it would make obvious sense for this to be a big-screen outing for Antony Mackie's Cap who officially debuted in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale. Chris Evans's Cap, Steve Rogers, starred in three solo films and several Avengers films and other Marvel movies.
As THR reports, "The feature is likely to continue the story of Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie, and the current wielder of the shield. But as the writers get to work, it will interesting to see how the story unfolds with there now being multiple people who have been Captain Americas in the Marvel Cinematic Universe." No director is attached.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 1 ended with a new title card, Captain American and the Winter Soldier. The series garnered critical acclaim and was Disney+'s biggest series debut to date.