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Captain Marvel 2 Officially Confirmed, Marvel Seeking Female Director

Captain Marvel 2
Marvel Studios' CAPTAIN MARVEL..Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..??Marvel Studios 2019

Captain Marvel 2 is officially in production.

The film was previously only hinted at during Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel last year, but has now been confirmed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Marvel Studios has reportedly tapped WandaVision writer Megan McDonnell to handle the script. The film will move the action from the mid-1990s to the present day, though specific details about the story and how it fits in with the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe are thin for the time being.

The studio is hoping to release Captain Marvel 2 in 2022, which would put it outside the current slate of Phase Four films, alongside Black Panther 2 and the other project teased by producer Kevin Feige during SDCC.

The co-directors of the first movie, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will not be involved. Instead, Marvel is hoping to tap a female director. Meanwhile, Boden and Fleck are reportedly remaining involved in the MCU via a currently unannounced and unconfirmed new Disney+ series.

Captain Marvel released last year, becoming the fifth-highest grossing film of 2019 by earning more than $1.1 billion worldwide. The film enjoyed a generally strong critical reception, including from Bob Chipman, who wrote “when it’s working, it’s working — and that’s most of the time.”

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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.