Captain America: New World Order is going to mark a new chapter for the superhero in the MCU. The movie will feature Sam Wilson as the new Shield holder after Steve Rogers’ superhero passed his mantle to him in Avengers: Endgame. It is going to be directed by The Cloverfield Paradox fame Julius Onah. But it looks like some people are still troubled by a Black Man picking up the mantle of the superhero. Addressing this issue, the director explained why they should watch the movie first before passing any judgment.
Anthony Mackie’s Falcon has already been introduced as Captain America in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series. Similar to our modern world, the people of the fictional MCU were also shown to have problems with a colored man taking up the mantle in that series.
Julius Onah defends Sam Wilson’s Captain America
Anthony Mackie‘s role as Captain America has been criticized since the first day it was announced. Chris Evans helmed the role so well that many people don’t even want to watch the Vibranium Shield in anybody else’s hands.
In the recent D23 Expo, a bandwagon of MCU updates was announced to the people. Speaking to Cinemablend at this event, director Julius Onah came forward to support the upcoming movie. According to him, firstly the people should watch the movie and then criticize it based on that:
“First of all, wait until you watch this movie.”
Continuing his statement, Julius Onah stated:
“But secondly, you know, I think for anybody that questions why somebody like Anthony Mackie or Sam Wilson should be at the center of this, it’s going back to what Captain America stands for.”
Julius Onah explained that Captain America stands for what is right and what is wrong. He thinks that there is nothing to criticize but celebrate having Sam Wilson as the next Captain in the MCU which is a big revolution in itself:
“It’s so beautiful to have a character who stands for what is right and to think of a world in which everybody gets to be a part of it, it’s unquestionable that that is right. That is exactly what Captain America is about. So, there really isn’t anything to detract, there are only things to celebrate, and all those people should feel invited to celebrate that.”
It can be hoped that the audience’s perception can be changed for the movie and the character if Julius Onah succeeds in weaving a fantastic tale around our new Captain America.
What do we know about Captain America: New World Order?
As per the synopsis and plot of the movie, we are yet to receive more details. But according to the announcements made at the D23 Expo, the movie’s going to bring back some characters from the past. The most important among which was Tim Blake Nelson’s Leader from The Incredible Hulk.
The last time we spotted Tim Blake Nelson in the MCU, he was lying on the floor slowly being transformed into the notorious villain. His addition in the movie has given rise to quite an excitement as nobody can figure out how it will fit into the movie’s narrative. Besides him, Isaiah Bradley is also coming back after he was last seen in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. From the same series, Danny Ramirez is also reappearing for his role as Joaquín Torres, who’s likely to take the mantle of The Falcon.
Captain America: New World Order is going to hit the theaters on May 3, 2024