After more than three months of production, Captain America: Brave New World Filming has officially wrapped. The upcoming chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue from the Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson officially embraces his new moniker of Captain America. Besides Mackie, Captain America: Brave New World It will feature a variety of new and familiar MCU faces, including Danny Ramirez’ Joaquin Torres, Carl Lumbly’s Isaiah Bradley, Liv Tyler’s Betty Ross, Tim Blake Nelson’s Samuel Stearns and Harrison Ford’s Thunderbolt Ross, taking over from the late William Hart.
Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau revealed it on his Instagram story Captain America: Brave New World Filming has officially wrapped. Morgenthau accompanied his announcement with a shot of a clapperboard from the MCU set and the caption “wrapped up“, confirming that production ended just hours before SAG-AFTRA’s actors could go on strike. Check out Morgenthau’s post below:
Why actors can now strike alongside writers
The word sparked a potential actors’ strike in late June when SAG-AFTRA, the labor union behind most actors in the entertainment industry, neared the end of its current contracts with every major studio, requiring a renegotiation of their contracts. The guild even voted to authorize a strike if the deal fails by June 30, with a letter from several major actors including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Mark Ruffalo garnering more than 1,000 member signatures.
Much like the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, the potential SAG-AFTRA strike stems from actors’ concerns about receiving residuals based on audience data from streaming platforms, as well as determining a unified way to measure such data. Among other issues raised by performers is the use of artificial intelligence to recreate an actor’s likeness, better compensation across their various productions and adjusting the rules around self-taped auditions to be fairer to all.
At the time of writing, no decision has yet been made by SAG-AFTRA, although various studios are clearly preparing for it as most have pulled out of San Diego Comic-Con, save for Lionsgate. to give Captain America: Brave New World One of the MCU’s most anticipated future projects, it was a major highlight of the conference, but while those eager for its arrival may have to wait longer to get their first look, its filming is at least a promising sign for its July 2024 release.