We followed Sam Wilson's transformation into Captain America in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and it's clear Marvel Studios has big plans for the hero beyond that Disney+ series.
For starters, his story will continue in Captain America: New World Order, a movie that's shaping up to be much bigger in scale than the TV show. The Incredible Hulk star Tim Blake Nelson will return as The Leader, while Harrison Ford is joining the MCU as General "Thunderbolt" Ross following the death of actor William Hurt.
One popular theory online is that this next Captain America adventure will set the stage for some sort of World War Hulks project. We'll see, but producer Nate Moore has now teased New World Order's central conflict.
"Well, look, Sam Wilson's Captain America, he is going to bring his own team to play," he tells Collider. "It's no secret that Samuel Sterns is making his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is fantastic because Tim Blake Nelson's the best."
"Harrison Ford is taking on the role of General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, and to see Sam Wilson and Thunderbolt Ross, which if you remember actually threw him in prison at the end of Civil War because he violated the Sokovia Accords," Moore teased. "There's going to be some natural sparks there, which I think are going to be really fun."
So, Sam and Ross will butt heads. That's no great surprise given their history, and we're sure the General will have plenty to say about the former "criminal" wielding the shield as Captain America. Ross certainly had little in the way of respect for Steve Rogers, so we're guessing the mantle doesn't mean all that much to him.
That could explain why he's potentially working with The Leader to create a whole new breed of Super Soldiers, something he's wanted to do ever since The Abomination was made in The Incredible Hulk.
In the same interview, Moore confirmed that Captain America: New World Order is in pre-production and will start shooting next Spring. That puts the movie on track for its May 3, 2024 release date.