Considering that 2019’s Captain Marvel took in a cosmic $1.1 billion at the box office we probably don’t really NEED an official confirmation that Captain Marvel 2 is happening. While Marvel Studios hasn’t yet officially put the sequel on their release calendar, after the key role that Carol Danvers played in Avengers: Endgame, and the character’s continuing resonance for fans, we all knew it was coming. Still, it’s nice to get official confirmation that Captain Marvel 2 is officially a go.
Variety reports that Marvel Studios has tapped Megan McDonnell, currently working on the WandaVision writing staff, to write the screenplay for the still untitled Captain Marvel 2.
Captain Marvel 2 Cast and Characters
Perhaps not at all coincidentally, WandaVision will introduce Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who was played as a child in the first film by Akira Akbar. Monica is a key character in the Captain Marvel saga, once adopting the moniker herself in the comics before moving on to other superheroic identities. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, you can safely expect a reunion between Carol (who only recently returned to Earth after nearly 30 years in space) and an adult version of Monica in Captain Marvel 2.
And, we shouldn’t even have to say this, Brie Larson will return as Carol Danvers. Hopefully Samuel L. Jackson will be back as Nick Fury (the real one), since his chemistry with Ms. Larson was one of the best things about the first movie. Especially if Sam is gonna sing some girl group tunes again.
OK, that’s not entirely true. We all know Goose the cat was the very best thing about the first movie and she had better be here or we riot.
Captain Marvel 2 Release Date
There’s no Captain Marvel 2 release date just yet, but THR provided the additional detail that the studio is targeting a 2022 release. There are three dates in 2022 that Disney has reserved for Marvel Studios projects, and two of those would be good first for Captain Marvel 2. They are:
Feb. 18, 2022
July 29, 2022
Oct. 7, 2022
The first film did extraordinarily well with a March release, and both Black Panther and Deadpool proved that superhero movies can do summer numbers in the month of February. On the other hand, now that Carol Danvers has more than proven her box office mettle, she might do even better in that July date. We wouldn’t rule out October, but it seems like something that might be a better home for potentially riskier fare, like Marvel’s upcoming Blade reboot with Mahershala Ali.
We’ll update this as soon as there’s official confirmation. You can check out Marvel’s complete release schedule right here.
Captain Marvel 2 Story
No details are currently available, but we speculated on other Captain Marvel 2 story possibilities (or at least our wishlist) right here.