By Stephen Ippolito | August 19th, 2021
The news wasn’t all that surprising. Back in April, it was reported that the film was in the works with Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson tapped to pen the script. It seems though, that it was only yesterday that Mackie agreed to do it.
It’s still unknown if Sebastian Stan, who co-starred in the Disney+ series, will join him. It’s hard to imagine a Captain America film without the Winter Soldier, so I’m sure he’ll be involved in some capacity.
This will mark the 8th time Mackie will portray Sam Wilson in the MCU. From 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier to 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, he was known specifically as the Falcon. However, it wasn’t until the final episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier this year that he took up the mantle as Captain America.
It’s anyone’s guess on when the film will hit theaters. With only a lead and writers currently staffed, I’d say the earliest we’re going to see it is late 2023, possibly 2024.