‘Captain Marvel 2’ is officially in the works, set for 2022 release date

Brie Larson is set to return in the starring role.

Captain Marvel 2 is officially in the works at Marvel Studios, according to reports.

There has been a lot of talk around a potential follow-up to the 2019 film, which starred Brie Larson.

It was originally announced at San Diego Comic Con last July that a second film in the series was in development, but the Captain Marvel sequel wasn’t outlined in the MCU’s plan for their Phase Four.

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Now, as Deadline reports, the film looks to be officially in development, with Larson set to return in the starring role. A provisional release date is currently set at 2022.

The task of penning the script for the new film, A Marvel source states, will fall to Megan McDonnell, who is part of the team writing upcoming Disney+ Marvel series WandaVision.

Brie Larson in ‘Captain Marvel’ (2019)

Back in October, Larson said she wasn’t sure about the potential timescale of Captain Marvel 2, saying: “No. I don’t really know what job I’m going to do next, which is very exciting. I don’t even know what my life’s gonna be!

“And most of this year, you know, I had to do the press tour,” she continued. “But then the last half of the year, I’ve just been focusing way more on just doing what I want to do that’s completely outside of my job.”

Larson also recently revealed that “a lot of” Marvel actresses have expressed interest in the idea of an all-female movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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In a three-star review of Captain MarvelNME‘s Olly Richards said: “Larson is tremendous throughout. The fact this is the MCU’s first movie with a woman in the lead puts a lot of weight on her and she carries it easily.

“She’s got star-power swagger and charisma to burn. The movie becomes the most fun in the last half-hour when she’s really allowed to enjoy herself, living the superhero dream the movie has promised would eventually come.”

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