According to The Hollywood Reporter, Megan McDonnell, whose already working on the MCU Disney+ series WandaVision, has been tapped to pen the Captain Marvel 2 script, and she's now in final negotiations to officially come aboard. Marvel Studios has begun development on a sequel to Captain Marvel - the first standalone female superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring Brie Larson in the lead - which will take place in present day, moving forward roughly two decades from the original's '90s setting. The Captain Marvel writing-directing duo Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are not returning to helm the sequel, which has officially received the green light from Marvel. Marvel is also reportedly seeking a female director.
McDonnell is a relatively new screenwriter, with WandaVision as her first major credit. The movie now has a writer, Megan McDonnell, who worked on the first season of upcoming Disney Plus show WandaVision. Teyonah Parris will portray an older version of Monica Rambeau, the young girl played by Akira Akbar in Captain Marvel. There were also plenty of the expected sequels that were announced along the way like a new Thor, Black Panther and Doctor Strange movie. I didn't even have time to talk about The Fantastic Four.
Marvel is now eyeing a 2022 release date for Captain Marvel 2. After all, the film was a big hit, grossing over $US 1.1 billion worldwide (including $US 10 million here in Malaysia) with a $US 152 million production budget. Marvel is now scouting for their replacement and hopes to land a female director for Captain Marvel 2.