Los Angeles, July 9 - Marvel Studios brings Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah to direct the next installment of Captain America
, starring Anthony Mackie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Onah is best known for the 2018 sci-fi horror thriller "The Cloverfield Paradox", and has also directed "The Girl Is in Trouble" and "Luce". "Captain America 4" will be his first Marvel movie.
Mackie will be headlining the feature film, reprising his long-time Marvel character of Sam Wilson, but not, however, Wilson's long-time alter ego and Captain America sidekick, Falcon. This change happened, thanks to the events of 2021's Marvel's Disney+ series, "Falcon and the Winter Soldier", which saw Wilson finally accept the shield and mantle of Captain America.
The shooting timeline for the 4th Captain America film is yet to be decided. It is also not clear whether Chris Evans, the original Captain America, would reprise his role as Steve Rogers in the upcoming movie.
Julius Onah was born in Markurdi, Nigeria, and lived in locales around the world thanks to a diplomat parent before settling in the U.S. His shorts made the festival rounds, while his NYU film school thesis movie attracted Spike Lee as an exec producer. He made his directorial debut with the 2015's "The Girl Is in Trouble".