The wait is almost over, Marvel Studios is officially working on a follow-up to their billion dollar hit film Captain Marvel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has tapped and is in final negotiations with Megan McDonnell, a rising writer hot-off her work on WandaVision to pen the script for the film.
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who co-wrote and directed the first film are not returning for the sequel, but will stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as they are likely directing the Disney+ Ms. Marvel series. The studio is on the hunt for a female director to helm the pic for a 2022 release.
Details on the project are being kept under wraps at this time, but the film will move from the films 1990’s setting to present day.
Released in 2019, Captain Marvel starred Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law (Marv-Vell). The film grossed an astounding $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter