Just a couple weeks after Marvel Studios tapped Nia DaCosta (Candyman) to direct Captain Marvel 2, it looks like the film will be heading overseas for the production on the sequel to the billion-dollar hit film.
According to Murphy’s Multiverse, the studio has registered a production company in the UK, which indicates that parts of the film will be shot in the UK, likely at Pinewood Studios, and other parts of Europe.
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 and insiders say that film will draw inspiration from Marvel comics popular Secret Invasion run, saw the Skrull Empire attempt a hostile take over of Earth and revealed that Skrull sleeper cells had been on Earth in positions of power and in place of Earth’s mightiest heroes for some time. There have also been reports of a Secret Invasion series for Disney+, which could be a companion piece for Captain Marvel 2.
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.
WandaVision staff writer Megan McDonnell will pen the script for the sequel.
Brie Larson will be reprising her role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and the film is expected to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.
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: Murphy’s Multiverse