Earning over $1 billion at the worldwide box office during its theatrical release in 2019, Captain Marvel was an indubitable commercial success for Marvel. Of course, a successful film deserves a sequel, and Marvel is planning to develop a follow-up to Brie Larson’s very first standalone movie as Carol Danvers.
Interestingly enough, original Captain Marvel directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden won’t be returning for the sequel, and so Marvel has no other choice but to shop around for a new director for Captain Marvel 2.
While there have been rumors going around saying that Marvel Studios is thinking of putting Star Wars: The Mandalorian episode director Deborah Chow at the film’s helm, Showbiz Cheat Sheet thinks that Angelina Jolie would be a great pick instead.
Marvel has been making strides in terms of diversity and representation on and off camera. Having Jolie as the director of Captain Marvel 2 would definitely be an interesting move for the studio. Not only is the actress a Hollywood A-lister who’s set to star in Marvel’s The Eternals, but she’s also directed quite a number of movies including Unbroken, By the Sea, and First They Killed My Father. The actress has had experience working on feature films. With the experience that she’ll gain acting in The Eternals, Jolie will have enough credit as a contender for the director’s seat of Captain Marvel 2.
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