Captain America: Brave New World, the final film of Phase Five of the MCU, has reportedly been delayed from its original release date of July 26, 2024, to February 14, 2025. This marks a nine-month delay for the film, which stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America.
The reason for the delay is the same reason for which The Winter Soldier is praised, even today. The fourth installment in the MCU‘s Captain America film series is directed by Julius Onah.
Captain America 4 Has Been Delayed For This Reason
Marvel Studios delayed Captain America: Brave New World, which was slated for July 26, 2024, but will now be released on February 14, 2025. The reason for this delay is the film is going to have multiple reshoots as it “did not do great” in an early test screening, according to industry insider Jeff Sneider.
“Three sequences are being cut and reshoots are being planned from January until May or June [of 2024],” Sneider said.
The studio felt that the action sequences in Captain America 4 were not as satisfying as the previous films. What The Winter Soldier has shown, is seen lacking in this one.
In Captain America 4, Anthony Mackie reprises his role as Sam Wilson, inheriting the Captain America mantle from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). Additionally, Harrison Ford joins the Marvel franchise as Thunderbolt Ross.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Action Scenes Are Still Being Praised
In the MCU, Captain America: The Winter Soldier stands out for its intense action scenes. Be it the elevator fight scene, the highway scene, the Fury car chase, or the fighting at the end, it was all perfect and fans loved these.
The film was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, alongside Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
They are intense, well-choreographed, and well-integrated into the story. The Russo brothers set a new standard for action in superhero films, and their work continues to be admired today.
Watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Disney Plus.