Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson is about to take on new levels of responsibility within the MCU in his first-ever solo movie, 2024’s Captain America: New World Order. By officially taking over the role of Captain America after Steve Rogers passed down the torch and the shield, he now leaves the Falcon moniker in the rearview mirror after utilizing that superhero alter-ego since 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Mackie’s hero now comes into Captain America 4 with an all-star supporting cast as the group looks to stop Tim Blake Nelson’s Leader, who will make a glorious return to Phase 5 following his only MCU appearance in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. This case includes Danny Ramirez, who first debuted as Joaquin Torres in 2021’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and is now prepping for his first big-screen appearance within the MCU. And according to a couple of the biggest names behind Captain America 4, he’s now prepped and ready to be Anthony Mackie’s replacement with the MCU in search of a new Falcon.
Anthony Mackie’s Falcon Replacement On The Way
Speaking with Screen Rant, Captain America: New World Order director Julius Onah finally confirmed for the first time that Danny Ramirez’s Joaquin Torres will become the MCU’s new Falcon in this movie.Onah noted how big of a fan he is of Ramirez and Mackie, calling their relationship in Captain America 4 “one of [his] favorites” in the new story. Confirming Torres to be the new Falcon, Onah explained how their bond “really helps form the emotional core” of how Sam Wilson evolves into Captain America, showing their brotherhood and friendship through the battle:
“I’m thrilled, you know, Danny Ramirez, who’s playing Falcon, he and I go back a bit, so and Anthony’s somebody I’ve been a huge, huge fan of as well. So getting to work with them, first of all, director to actor, and then being able to shape these characters, and take the relationship forward is incredible. And their relationship is one of my favorite ones in this movie it really helps form the emotional core of how Sam has to define himself as Captain America, because he loves this guy. They are both soldiers, they’re brothers, and their journey, I think, is going to be something that really resonates with audiences.”