For some time now, rumors have swirled that the fourth installment of the Captain America franchise would not release under the title Captain America: New World Order. Now, a new subtitle for the film has been revealed via Anthony Mackie‘s Instagram.
As seen on the chairs of Mackie and co-star Harrison Ford, the film will now be released as Captain America: Brave New World. The previous subtitle certainly carried with it some problematic sociopolitical connotations that are absent in the new, if not somewhat underwhelming and unexciting, subtitle. Of course, if the film is good, nobody will really care what the subtitle was. For example, recall all the hype and buildup around what the fourth Avengers film would be subtitled and the online hysteria when it was revealed to be Endgame. 4 years hence, nobody seems to care much that Endgame was the subtitle.
Brave New World is rumored to center around the governments of the world–and some non-governmental entities–working to win the race to harvest Adamantium from the corpse of Tiamut the Celestial. The film will also feature the debut of the Serpent Society and see the return of a pair of characters who haven’t been seen in the MCU since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk: Tim Blake Nelson‘s Samuel Sterns and Liv Tyler‘s Betty Ross.
Directed by Julius Onah, Captain America: Brave New World is still scheduled to land in theaters on May 3, 2024.