The next installment in the Captain America film franchise, tentatively titled Captain America 4, is officially in the works. The project was announced following the exciting conclusion to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. But now fans are wondering what the new Captain America 4 story could possibly be. As it turns out, according to a new report, it looks like Captain America 4 might actually tackle themes of racism.
As revealed via GFR:
“Specifically, the fourth entry will touch on more about racism in the United States and how Sam Wilson will be attempting to reckon with such issues. It seems like his tenure as Captain America will not shy away from exploring these difficult and controversial subjects.”
While they were able to report that Captain America 4 would apparently focus on racism in the United States, they were unable to explain how exactly. But considering that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier leaned heavily towards social commentary, it makes sense that Captain America 4 would do the same. With actor Anthony Mackie now taking on the mantle of the iconic superhero, it only makes sense to explore these themes to a greater degree. In fact, they were able to report that Anthony Mackie apparently wants the film to also feature a more diverse cast.
“Our source told us that Mackie wants to have more women and people of color in the new film as major characters.”
It’s unclear who these major characters could be, but it seems likely that we could see some returning cast members from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Hopefully we’ll have more details on the film as its development continues. As such, stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any further updates on the film as we have them.
The recently announced Captain America 4 is currently being written by Malcom Spellman and Dalan Musson.