"Captain America 4"s Release Date Has Been Pushed Back 2 Months

"Captain America 4" now has a new name. Originally titled "Captain America: New World Order," the movie is now "Captain America: Brave New World." Whether the new movie will pay tribute to Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 sci-fi novel "Brave New World" remains to be seen, and reps for Disney did not respond to POPSUGAR's request for comment about the change.

Anthony Mackie, who stars as hero Sam Wilson, announced the news on his Instagram on June 6. "When Harrison Ford tells you how kicking ass should look, you listen!" he wrote in the caption. "LoL… Thanks for the on set wisdom and laughs my friend! Can't wait to do it again… Marvel Studios' Captain America: Brave New World in theaters May 3, 2024." However, shortly after Mackie shared that post, Marvel pushed back the film's release by two months.

The role marks Mackie's first time taking up the Captain America mantle on the big screen, and the movie is set to be a centerpiece of Marvel's Phase 5. Back on March 28, another Marvel actor was revealed to be making their return for the upcoming movie: "The Incredible Hulk" actor Liv Tyler. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Tyler would reprise her role as scientist Betty Ross, the daughter of General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross — who will be played by none other than Ford going forward, per Deadline's October 2022 announcement.

Ford's role was originally played by William Hurt, who debuted as Ross in "The Incredible Hulk" in 2008 and appeared as the character in "Captain America: Civil War," the Avengers films, and "Black Widow." However, Hurt died in March 2022 at age 71. Ford's Ross is also expected to appear in 2024's "Thunderbolts" movie.

News of Tyler and Ford's casting came after Disney announced some of the new and returning cast for "Captain America: Brave New World" at the D23 Expo back in September 2022, for which POPSUGAR was on hand.

In July 2022, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Julius Onah would direct the new Captain America installment, which will see Mackie's Sam pick up the famed shield left behind by Chris Evans's Steve Rogers. The Nigerian American filmmaker is best known for movies like "The Cloverfield Paradox" and "Luce" and is set to direct the upcoming Jean-Michel Basquiat biopic, "Samo Lives."

Plot details for "Captain America: Brave New World" remain scarce, but the Disney+ series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" set the stage for this next part of Sam's story. In the final episode of the series, Sam, previously known as the Falcon, becomes Captain America.

While the previous Captain America films star Evans's Steve, the upcoming installment will be solely Sam's story. Though there were rumblings that Evans was in talks to reprise his role as Captain America in 2021, it was also noted that any future appearance wouldn't be for another Captain America movie.

Find out everything else we know about "Captain America: Brave New World" ahead.

"Captain America: Brave New World" Cast

Mackie returns as Sam, the new Captain America. Joining him are two of his "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" castmates: Danny Ramirez as Joaquín Torres and Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley. Tim Blake Nelson will reprise his role from "The Incredible Hulk" and play Samuel Sterns. Shira Haas will play Ruth Bat-Seraph, aka Sabra, a new hero. Ford and Tyler round out the cast as General Thaddeus and Betty, respectively.

"Captain America: Brave New World" Creative Team

Onah is officially on board to direct the new Captain America film, but the movie's plot is still under wraps. In terms of his directing style, Onah has proven he can handle commercial blockbusters like "The Cloverfield Paradox" and indie features.

The movie is being written by "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" showrunner Malcolm Spellman and the show's staff writer Dalan Musson.

"Captain America: Brave New World" Release Date

"Captain America: Brave New World" will be released on July 26, 2024.

— Additional reporting by Sabienna Bowman and Eden Arielle Gordon