Captain America: New World Order has undergone some changes to its title since it was announced last year at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. First it was the aforementioned title, and then it was changed back to the prospective title of Captain America 4. Now, thanks to Anthony Mackie and his Instagram, the new title is Captain America: Brave New World. He revealed it alongside a behind-the-scenes photo with Harrison Ford at the video village on set.
The film has a tentative release date of May 3rd, 2024. Here’s what Anthony Mackie said in his post about acting alongside Harrison Ford.
“When Harrison Ford tells you how kicking ass should look, you listen! LoL… Thanks for the on set wisdom and laughs my friend!” Mackie wrote in the caption of the post. “Can’t wait to do it again… Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Brave New World in theaters May 3, 2024.”
Why A Title Change This Late?
The title was changed likely because of the anti-semitic conspiracy theories that crazy morons propagate surrounding the phrase “New World Order.” There was controversy when the title was revealed at SDCC, and it continued until this title change. Director Julius Onah said that the title referenced Sam Wilson and “the decisions he’s going to have to make, and the situations he’s going to be confronted with,” noting “the world has changed around him and he’s a changed man.”
This new title has a much better ring to it, evoking both the novel Brave New World and a brave new world that we’re in with Sam Wilson as Captain America. The movie follows the excellent series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which aired on Disney+ in 2021. That series saw Sam Wilson finally take the mantle of Captain America. This new movie will explore what it means to be a hero and what makes someone Cap.
We’ll have to see how Captain America: Brave New World turns out when it releases next year.
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