William Hurt passed away in March 2022 and was replaced by the veteran Star Wars actor.
The fourth Captain America movie is something Marvel enthusiasts are eagerly looking forward to since it was announced in 2021. We were saddened to hear that Chris Evans won’t be reprising his role as the iconic American supersoldier but at the same time, we were glad to see Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson take on the mantle and carry the vibranium shield. Even though Evans did not confirm nor deny speculations about his return, we are about to see a famous star join the cast pretty soon.
Captain America: New World Order will introduce Star Wars actor and Indiana Jones actor, Harrison Ford as the new General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross who was previously portrayed by William Hurt in five different movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hurt passed away in March 2022 while battling terminal prostate cancer at the age of 71. The Hollywood Reporter announced in October 2022 that Ford is joining the MCU as General Ross. General Ross first appeared in The Incredible Hulk as an Air Force officer who was in charge of Bruce Banner's gamma bomb project.
The fourth Captain America film is currently in the production stage, and its plot is kept tightly under wraps. According to E! News, Mackie said in September 2022 that "they're getting it all together to start shooting next year." Joining Harrison Ford in this film are confirmed cast members Anthony Mackie as the new Captain America / Sam Wilson, Shira Haas as Sabra, a superhero of Israeli descent, Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres, and Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley. This cast list was confirmed at the D23 Expo in September 2022.
Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier, is not confirmed to be a part of the cast yet, but the fans are still holding onto their hopes.
Captain America: New World Order is scheduled to release on May 3, 2024.