Captain Marvel 2 is finally on its way towards a 2022 release date, but the venture will go ahead without the directors of the first film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, WandaVision staff writer Megan McDonnell has boarded the as-yet-untitled Captain Marvel 2, while Marvel searches for a female filmmaker to direct. What’s more, the studio is looking at a 2022 release date for the upcoming film, which will reportedly be set in present day. Additional details are being kept under wraps for now.

While Marvel is hoping to find a female director for Captain Marvel 2, it at least sounds like the company didn’t part on bad terms with the previous directors. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are apparently in talks to direct a Disney+ series – although there’s no word on what the show would be about. In the meantime, details about Carol Danvers’ second solo outing are scarce. But continuity with WandaVision is nearly guaranteed considering the screenwriter, as a move to the present with an adult Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) seems like a safe bet.

When Marvel unveiled its full Phase Four slate at SDCC, fans speculated that Captain Marvel 2 wouldn’t arrive until at least 2022. If that turns out to be the case, it will join other Phase Five projects such as Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Blade, as well as whatever Feige and company might have planned for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the first Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch and Algenis Perez Soto, with Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.

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