Esme Douglas
January 23, 2020 12:02 pm

Good news, Marvel fans and Brie Larson stans: More details are rolling in about the Captain Marvel sequel! After Marvel head Kevin Feige had confirmed the sequel to the billion-dollar box-office hit with Larson’s Carol Danvers at July’s Comic-Con, the studio had, in typical Marvel fashion, kept all details about the upcoming film under wraps.

But now, Megan McDonnell, a staff writer for the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series WandaVision has been tapped to write the sequel. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who co-wrote and directed the original Captain Marvel, won’t be returning for the sequel, but Marvel is looking for a female filmmaker to direct the film.

Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

With Brie Larson starring, McDonnell writing, and the search for a female director, it’s looking like a truly woman-powered superhero film, and we’re so on board.

Not only was Captain Marvel groundbreaking in terms of being the first woman-centered Marvel superhero movie, but the film also featured many female filmmakers behind the scenes. Not only was the movie co-written and directed by women, but women also played key roles as composers, editors, and costume designers. We’re thrilled Marvel seems to be doubling down on having women on board this time.

Details of the film’s plot haven’t been released yet—except that the Captain Marvel sequel will take place in the present day instead of the ’90s. And, of course, it will again focus on former U.S. Air Force pilot and current superhero Carol Danvers.

Having women so involved in the process was definitely a key reason for the first film’s success and strong perspective, so Marvel’s search for a woman filmmaker feels like good news. Now, if only 2022 weren’t so far away.

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