Captain America: Brave New World will be Marvel Studios' first legit legacy hero test.
According to Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, the next Captain America, accepted and used the shield.
The fourth Captain America picture will test superhero replacements and MCU legacies.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier showed Sam Wilson's struggle to take on Steve Rogers' mantle after receiving the shield in Avengers: Endgame.
Wilson has since accepted the shield and become the next Captain America, believing America can be better and wants to defend that potential despite the past and current controversies.
Wilson is set to feature in his own Captain America film, Brave New World, the MCU's first legacy hero test.
After her brother T'Challa dies, Princess Shuri (Letitia Wright) becomes Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the first MCU film with a legacy hero.
After the untimely death of original Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, this mantle swap was necessary.