Chris Evans has Anthony Mackie’s back.
On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter speculations either Evans’ Steve Rogers or Mackie’s Sam Wilson would be donning the American hero’s vibranium-enhanced shield in the upcoming installment of ‘Captain America 4’.
Evans took to Twitter on Saturday to clear the air for moviegoers hoping to see him return in the upcoming film.
“Sam Wilson is Captain America,” he said, responding to THR’s tweet, confirming Mackie’s role in the film while also confirming that he won’t be resurrecting his 8-year stint as the titular character.
Following the events of last year’s Disney+ series, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” Mackie’s Wilson character finally took the helm as the next Captain America after starring as the Falcon for years.
Evans first appeared as Captain America in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Malcolm Spellman, the creator and head writer of Winter Soldier, is currently developing the script with Dalan Musson, a staff writer on the series.
Although the film’s cast is still in the works, Nigerian-American director Julius Onah (“The Cloverfield Paradox”) is set to direct “Captain America 4.”
No release date has been announced for the film yet.
Last month, while promoting his new film “Lightyear,” Evans he said Yahoo News that Maki is just the right man for the role of Captain America.
“There’s no one better to do it. I mean, honestly he accepts it,” Evans told the report at the time. “I’m so proud of him. I can’t wait to see what they do in the future with this. But if a tear is shed [about the role]it’s just for the sweet memories I had.”
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