From the very first trailer, it was clear Captain Marvel was going to be a game changer in the superhero genre. And the movie proved as much when it came out in March 2019: Marvel's first female-led superhero movie shattered box office records by making $455 million its opening weekend. (It eventually made a cool billion dollars.) The best part? Captain Marvel was the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have a female codirector and writer (Anna Boden) helming things.
Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to Captain Marvel is in the works. The company has reportedly started developing the new film, and while there are still a lot of details we don't know, here's what we've gathered about the project so far:
The film is going to star Brie Larson again, who reprised her role as Carol Danvers for Avengers: Endgame. So far, she’s the only person listed on the sequel’s IMDb page, so we’ll have to wait and see who else is joining her in the follow-up adventure. We’re hoping Samuel L. Jackson comes back so he can re-create some adorable press moments with Larson.
According to sources who spoke to THR, Boden and Ryan Fleck are busy with other projects and may not take on the second installment. However, Marvel and Disney are reportedly working to find a woman director to take the reins from them.
THR reports that Megan McDonnell, one of the lead writers on the Elizabeth Olsen–led series WandaVision, is in final negotiations to write the film’s script.
The premiere date:
The film is expected to come in 2022, although that could change, since the whole thing is still in development. Here’s hoping it coms sooner, though, because we can’t wait to see Larson kick ass onscreen again.
Originally Appeared on Glamour