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Captain America 4 to Be Helmed by The Cloverfield Paradox Director

Captain America 4 director Julius Onah The Cloverfield Paradox

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has locked in another movie, with director Julius Onah attached to Captain America 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Onah will be taking over from the Russo Brothers’ work on the previous two entries, The Winter Soldier and Civil War (as well as the Avengers films Infinity War and Endgame).

Onah’s greatest claim to fame (or perhaps infamy) to date is his role as director of The Cloverfield Paradox back in 2018. That film was widely panned. However, his follow-up effort, the indie drama Luce, attracted considerable acclaim.

Meanwhile, the script will be written by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson, following on from the pair’s work on the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Their involvement makes a lot of sense; the end of that series saw Sam Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie) set aside his previous alter ego of the Falcon to take up the mantle of a new Captain America.

Director and writers aside, so far all we know about the story of Captain America 4 is that it will explore how Wilson’s shift in persona affects him. As yet, no additional cast members, production start date, or release window have been made public, but given the upcoming slate of MCU movies, 2024 seems like a solid bet.

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Damien Lawardorn
Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.