The upcoming Captain America: Brave New World is one of the most important projects for MCU’s future, and Marvel doesn’t have the liberty to go wrong with it. Thus, Captain America 4 has been undergoing changes and reshoots repeatedly. By hiring new writers and delaying the release date, Marvel is trying to fix the lingering issues.
However, now it seems Captain America 4 might be facing the same looming threat as DC’s Justice League. Both the movies appear to have the similarity of extensive reshoots, and we all know how that ended for Zack Snyder’s movie. Previously willing to take the risk of adding new elements, Marvel now appears to be rethinking their moves.
Captain America 4 Faces Challenging Production Phase
Based on the Marvel Comics character Sam Wilson aka Captain America, the upcoming Captain America 4 has been preparing itself for a strong release in 2025. Being one of the most important projects for MCU’s future, the film is undergoing thorough production and repeated reshoots. Beginning by changing the title of the movie from Captain America: New World Order to Captain America: Brave New World, the film went through major changes.
After introducing Anthony Mackie as the new Captain America, the upcoming movie faced major backlash and negative reception during early screening. This initially led Marvel to rethink a lot of things about the project. Therefore, postponing their release date, Marvel began checking every little detail that might pose a threat to the already doomed Cinematic Universe.
Therefore, according to the discussion between John Rocha and Jeff Sneider on The Hot Mic podcast, Marvel even hired a new writer Matthew Orton (consulting producer for Moon Knight). According to Rocha, Orton has been hired to go through the materials that will be shot in additional photography. Rocha and Sneider believe that Marvel has been trying to fix a lot of issues that have been going on since the early screening.
Captain America 4 Might End Up With Justice League-Like Fate
Discussing whether it’s a positive thing that Marvel is trying to fix the issues, or if it showcases that Captain America 4 was in no condition to do well at the box office, John Rocha and Jeff Sneider dove into the podcast. “If this movie wasn’t in the can basically, for the most part, I think that they probably would have just looked at it and scrapped it,” Sneider claimed.
Recalling how he had previously predicted that Captain America 4 would have an elongated reshoot “almost like they were tearing out a good portion of the movie”, Jeff Sneider mentioned that it feels unlike the standard two weeks built in reshoots. Especially since Marvel brought in a new writer at this point, Sneider believes that he is going to make major changes.
Just like what happened with DC’s Justice League, when Zack Snyder stepped down following the untimely demise of his daughter, and Joss Whedon scrapped most of it; it seems Captain America 4 is facing the same fate. John Rocha implied that bringing in a new writer at this point in production feels like Marvel wanted to rewrite the scenes for they believed the initial version wasn’t working well.
Questioning Matthew Orton’s capabilities as a writer, especially since his Disney+ series Moon Knight didn’t exactly serve as the usual light-hearted Marvel show, John Rocha stated that whatever the studio is doing to fix Captain America 4, it doesn’t feel good.