‘Captain America: Brave New World’ Adds ‘Moon Knight’ Writer Ahead Of Next Year’s Reshoots

You know by now that Deadpool 3 is the only Marvel Studios movie coming in 2024, on July 26th. That wasn’t always the case. In fact, that date had previously belonged to Captain America: Brave New World which, despite having completed principal photography, was pushed to February 14th 2025. Meanwhile, the Deadpool film is still shooting. Unsurprisingly, rumors began to swirl that there were problems with Anthony Mackie’s first solo outing as Cap.

Those rumors may have just been confirmed. Deadline reports that Matthew Orton, a consulting producer on Moon Knight, has been hired to write additional Captain America: Brave New World scenes ahead of reshoots to take place next spring-summer.

This could be taken a few different ways. Reshoots are a normal thing, especially with huge productions like the ones Marvel do on a regular basis. These could be normal reshoots and Marvel just wants to make sure director Julius Onah has enough time to fully realize his vision. Okay, cool.

Or, the whole production was a disaster, Onah was a disaster, the film is a disaster, and Orton is part of fixing the problem. Let’s hope this isn’t the case.

Then again, with all of the shuffling Marvel Studios has done lately, including a possible change in creative direction, these reshoots could be so the film fits better within the MCU.

Orton comes in to pick up from earlier drafts penned by Dalan Musson and Falcon and the Winter Soldier writer Malcolm Spellman. Others in the cast include Liv Tyler and Tim Blake Nelson from the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie, with Harrison Ford taking over as General Thunderbolt Ross. Shira Haas, Rosa Salazar, Danny Ramirez, and Carl Lumbly co-star.

For now, this doesn’t look like a Rogue One scenario where Tony Gilroy took over during reshoots to rescue that film. But it’s clear big changes are happening for Brave New World, and given the terrible 2023 that Marvel’s had, perhaps that’s a good thing.

Travis Hopson
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