“Captain Marvel 2” is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What’s going on: Marvel is moving ahead with “Captain Marvel 2,” a sequel to the 2019 film “Captain Marvel,” which grossed more than $1 billion at the box office.

  • McDonnell, who will write the Marvel Disney Plus series “WandaVision,” will pen the script.
  • Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who co-wrote the first film, “will not return to helm the sequel but are in talks to remain in the Marvel Universe and direct a possible Disney Plus series,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Marvel hopes to tap a female director for the film.
  • The setting would be in present day rather than the ’90s.
  • Release date: The sequel will likely drop in 2022, THR reports.

Previous comments: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019 that “Captain Marvel 2” was on the table but didn’t officially confirm it, according to ComicBook.com.

  • Feige: “We didn’t even mention that we’re making ‘Black Panther 2.’ And we didn’t mention that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is coming. We didn’t even have time to talk about ‘Captain Marvel 2,’ by the way. I didn’t even have time to talk about the Fantastic Four. And there’s no time left to talk about mutants.”