It’s about damn time people recognize Julius Onah for his directing eye.
THR reports that the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed (and widely overlooked) indie Luce and the director of the sci-fi thriller The Cloverfield Paradox is the latest auteur to helm a Marvel Studios movie. Onah is set to director the fourth installment of Captain America which begins a new chapter for the hero as Anthony Mackie‘s Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon) wields the iconic shield.
I’m surprised they didn’t save this announcement for San Diego Comic-Con — but knowing Marvel, they probably have even bigger tea to spill in Hall H come Comic-Con weekend.
Of course, we have no idea what the fourth installment of Captain America has in store, but at this point in the MCU anything is possible because of the bonkers storylines that are flourishing and splintering from this cinematic universe.
What we do know is that after Disney+’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Falcon became Cap, officially — even though a Joe Biden-looking Steve Rogers in a Member’s Only jacket gave Sam the shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Malcolm Spellman, the creator and head writer of the aforementioned Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is set to write the script for the film alongside Dalan Musson, who was a staff writer on the Disney+ series.
Let’s face it. This is definitely gonna be a very different Captain America not because there’s a new Cap, but because he’s Black. And we know how people in America treat the Black community — even if you are a superhero. If I’m not mistaken, this was explored in the series and I hope they dive deeper into the identity politics of it all — especially in this wildly ridiculous era of divisiveness in the U.S.