There was no doubt that Captain Marvel was a huge success, and Marvel Studios has already announced an incoming sequel. Too bad though, because original directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck won't be coming back to the helm.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is looking for another woman filmmaker to direct Captain Marvel 2. We don't know much about the story, but it's said that the timeline will now take place in the present day.
While I understand Captain Marvel's role as a way to be more inclusive when it comes to the superhero genre, I really wasn't a fan of the film. I just thought that the character work was shoddy, and Carol Danvers just isn't written to react like a normal person. If anything, I'm kind of happy that Boden and Fleck aren't coming back. After checking out Mississipi Grind, it's kind of perplexing how they would be hired to direct a big-budget superhero movie like Captain Marvel.
It's also worth noting, however, that Fleck and Boden could be teaming up with Marvel for a Disney+ series. We don't have any updates on that, but we do know they're still collaborating with the studio.
Now the search is on for the next director of the Captain Marvel sequel. One popular choice online is Deborah Chow. She did some work on The Mandalorian that kind of proves that she can handle action scenes. Personally, I would want Marvel to bury the hatchet with Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins and ask her to take on the film. It's just a thought.
No release date has been set for Captain Marvel 2 yet, but the movie is aiming for a release in 2022. For the next MCU film, watch out for Black Widow which hits theaters May 1, 2020.
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