Matthew McConaughey has officially found his next big role, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland is taking it on. According DeadlineMcConaughey will star Dallas Sting, which follows the story of a Dallas-based group of high school girls who go to China and beat some of the best female teams from around the world. The film is being developed by Skydance and Berlanti Schetechter Productions and is expected to be distributed by Apple. Dallas Sting It is written by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, with McConaughey playing the lead role of Bill Kinder, the coach who leads the Dallas team to victory.
Skogland’s most recent work was The Falcon and the Winter Soldier which saw Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson/Falcon become the new Captain America. Mackie is set to star in his own Captain America movie titled Captain America: New World Order. Even though Chris Evans has moved on from the role, people are wondering if he could ever return to the character. Evans’ previous answers have been pretty coy, with the actor not saying yes or no, and now it looks like he won’t because of Avengers costars taking the mantle. While appearing in Disney D23 Podcastthe actor said his return would be “upset”.
“No, I don’t think so. I mean it’s been a really incredible ride and my character is so loved and I’m so precious with him. To come back to the role, I mean the truth is, the role isn’t even mine anymore,” Evans said on the podcast. “The role is Anthony Mackie’s. Well, you know, even if there was a different incarnation, not as Captain America, but you know for Steve Rogers, even that I would feel… I would be very careful, just and just because I love that chapter of my life professionally, personally. I love what those movies accomplished, and revisiting them and possibly having some weird expansion on that legacy would be upsetting if it didn’t land. So it would require a near-perfect recipe and it just might not be on paper.”
Previously, Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore revealed that he thinks Sam Wilson’s version of Captain America will be a little more like Rocky films, with the character being compared to an underdog due to the fact that he does not have the Super Soldier serum.
“I think he’s not Steve Rogers, and I think that’s a good thing,” Moore said on ComicBook.com’s Phase Zero podcast. “Because to me, this new Cap is Rocky. He’s going to be the underdog either way. He’s not a super soldier. He’s not a hundred years old. He doesn’t have the Avengers. What’s with this guy going public somehow, without the support , ‘I’m the new Captain America.’ What’s going to happen next? I think it’s exciting because he’s a guy. He’s a guy with wings and a shield, but he’s a guy. So, we’re going to put him through the twist and we’re going to make him win and see what happens when he’s outmatched, outmatched, out of everything. What makes someone Captain America? I’m going to argue that he’s not a super soldier. And I think we’re going to prove that with Mackie and Sam Wilson.”
Captain America: New World Order will be released in theaters on May 3, 2024!
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