Instead, the studio has tapped WandaVision series scribe Megan McDonnell as the new Captain Marvel 2 writer, and is now on the hunt for a female director as the sequel flies closer to its prospective 2022 release date. Meaning that Captain Marvel 2 could fall in the February, July, or October dates.
Unlike the original film, which was charmingly set in the 1990s, the eventual sequel to Captain Marvel will be set in the present day, following the events of Avengers: Endgame.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Captain Marvel 2 is officially in the works with a new writer and a new release window. Almost a dozen features and series are in the works for Disney+, including "Loki" (2021), "Hawkeye" (2021) and "Ms. Marvel", which doesn't yet have a release date. Brie Larson is returning in the starring role, of course, although Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are not said to be returning. However, they are reportedly in talks to possibly direct a Disney+ series.
Making $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office, it was the fifth-highest grossing movie of a year ago.
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Megan McDonnell, a staff writer on the upcoming Marvel-based series WandaVision, will be writing the script.
With Phase 4 and its 10 projects set to run through 2021, it's safe to assume that the rest of these films will begin rolling out sometime in 2022.
Marvel's CCO Kevin Feige first mentioned a Captain Marvel sequel at San Diego Comic Con 2019. Captain Marvel was the seventh MCU movie to cross $1 billion and the first female-led superhero movie to hit that milestone.