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MCU's next Captain America movie to be directed by The Cloverfield Paradox director Julius Onah

Nigerian-American director Julius Onah to direct next Captain America movie

Sam Wilson as Captain America flying with wings out
Image credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios has announced, through an exclusive with The Hollywood Reporter, that Nigerian-American director Julius Onah (best known for directing The Cloverfield Paradox and Luce) will direct the fourth Captain America movie, which will star Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson a.k.a. Captain America.

This fourth Captain America movie will be written by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson. Both Spellman and Musson worked on the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with Spellman credited as series creator and head writer and Musson credited as staff writer.

This will be the first direct transition of a character as a lead of an MCU Disney+ show into the title role of an MCU film. While Sam Wilson had been featured in the movie side of the MCU before, most notably in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, the majority of the time that fans have spent with him has actually been on the small screen. In this way, it makes some sort of sense that Marvel Studios has brought along some of the creative team of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to navigate the next chapter of Sam Wilson's superhero career.

With the appearance of Wanda a.k.a. Scarlet Witch in the recent Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness and Ms. Marvel poised to join the Marvels team on the big screen in 2023, fans can probably take this as a sign that they can expect to see more of their favorites cross over from television to film as the MCU expands.

So far, there is no release date or year for the film announced.

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