“Captain Marvel 2” is officially on the way from Marvel Studios with a writer from the upcoming series “WandaVision” handling the script…
The sequel to “Captain Marveil” is officially on the way from Marvel Studios with a new writer hired to pen the script.
Megan McDonnell, who is a staff writer on the upcoming Disney+ series “WandaVision,” has been tasked with handling the screenplay for “Captain Marvel 2,” which will see Brie Larson return to the role after the first film made more than $1 billion at the box office. McDonnell is reportedly in the final stages of closing her deal with Marvel to write the script.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who co-wrote and directed the first “Captain Marvel” movie will not be returning for the sequel but they remain in Marvel Studios’ good graces with a potential Disney+ series in their future.
As of now, Marvel is seeking a female director to take over for “Captain Marvel 2” with an expected 2022 release date in theaters.
The first “Captain Marvel” movie traveled back in time to tell Carol Danvers’ origin story with the film taking place in 1995. Larson then returned to the role of Captain Marvel for “Avengers: Endgame,” which went onto become the biggest selling movie in film history.
The upcoming sequel is expected to fast forward to present day with Larson reprising her lead role but there’s no word yet if Samuel L. Jackson will return after playing a primary part in the first “Captain Marvel” movie.
While Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously announced plans for “Captain Marvel 2” along with “Black Panther 2” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” at San Diego Comic Con, there have been no more details released about the sequel until now.
With a writer being eyed to handle the script and a search underway for a director, Marvel appears to be moving full steam ahead on the “Captain Marvel” sequel. The next Marvel feature film will be “Black Widow,” which features Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as the super spy turned Avenger in a story that takes place in the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War.”
Following that release, Marvel will then debut “The Eternals” in November with a cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayak and “Game of Thrones” stars Kit Harington and Richard Madden.