‘Captain America: Brave New World’ Faces Negative Early Feedback Once More

Captain America Brave New World Faces Delays Reshoots Following Bad Test Screenings

We’ve been following the ups and downs of ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ for a while now. Originally set to hit screens this year, the movie hit a snag after test screenings received overwhelmingly negative feedback. This led to extensive reshoots, pushing the release date back almost a year to February 15, 2025.

Recently, footage from CinemaCon shed some light on the plot. It showed Sam Wilson meeting President Thunderbolt Ross at the White House, where Ross proposes reuniting the Avengers under a new Captain America. However, there are hints that Ross may have other motives. Chaos ensues when a mysterious villain takes control during a meeting, leading to intense action scenes, including Sam defending himself against Secret Service agents. Sam teams up with Joaquín Torres in action sequences, leading to a tense confrontation between Sam and Ross. Sam acknowledges he’s not Steve Rogers before suiting up in the new silver and blue Captain America outfit.

We’ve talked before about how the initial test audience reaction to the movie wasn’t great, and it seems the changes made didn’t do much to turn things around. On the latest episode of the ‘Hot Mic’ podcast, Jeff Sneider shared early buzz on some upcoming films. ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ got positive feedback overall, but ‘Captain America 4’ wasn’t received as well.

Just a reminder, the official reasons for the extensive reshoots of ‘Brave New World’ were never really disclosed, but no one made a big effort to dispel the rumors either. Reports suggest that the action in the fourth installment of the series didn’t live up to the standards set by previous ‘Captain America’ movies, but that’s just scratching the surface.

It seems Mackie’s chemistry with his love interest fell short in various ways, and while the movie’s political message wasn’t controversial, it was just plain dull, which audiences won’t overlook.

Marvel Studios has brought in Matthew Orton to assist with the reshoots as a screenwriter, and another round is planned for spring-summer 2024.

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