Captain America 4 Starts Shooting in Spring 2023
Marvel Studios VP of Production & Development Nate Moore recently revealed that Captain America: New World Order will start shooting in Spring 2023.
Moore discussed the upcoming sequel in an interview with Collider, confirming that it will be his next Marvel Studios project following the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He added that pre-production is already underway on the fourth entry in the Captain America franchise, and responded in the affirmative when asked if he was happy with the movie's script.
Moore's comments track with recent reports that production on Captain America: New World Ordercontinues to ramp up, including buzz that the film even has a working title, "Rochelle Rochelle," in place. The codename is seemingly a reference to Seinfeld episode "The Movie" and reflects a recent trend of Marvel Studios' projects adopting working titles inspired by the classic 90s sitcom. Previous examples include Spider-Man: Homecoming ("Summer of George"), Spider-Man: Far From Home ("Fall of George") and Spider-Man: No Way Home ("Serenity Now"). How Captain America: New World Order's working title reflects the plot of the film itself (if at all) is unclear at this stage.
Captain America 4's New and Familiar Faces
What is known is that the sequel will bring together a host of Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers and veterans. Among the most notable newbies is Harrison Ford, who steps into the role of Thunderbolt Ross left vacant by the late William Hurt. Ford, who cemented his status as a screen legend playing Han Solo and Indiana Jones, is also rumored to appear as Ross in 2024's Thunderbolts as well. However, this remains pure speculation for now and Ford is not officially attached to that production.
In terms of Captain America: New World Order's familiar faces, Anthony Mackie is back onboard as Sam Wilson, who assumed the Captain America mantle in Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. He's joined by two of his co-stars on that show, Danny Ramirez and Carl Lumbly, who reprise the roles of Joaquin Torres and Isaiah Bradley, respectively. The trio will be forced to contend with the evil schemes of Tim Blake Nelson's Leader, making his first MCU appearance since 2008's The Incredible Hulk.
Nelson spoke enthusiastically about being invited back to portray The Leader in a recent interview, thanking fans for pushing for his return. "I'm delighted," he said. "Marvel is part of cinema history and that I get to be a part of that is an absolute honor and thank you for sticking with the Leader."
Captain America: New World Order is slated to arrive in theaters on May 3, 2024.