Rumor: Michelle MacLaren being looked at to direct Captain Marvel 2

Michelle MacLaren and Captain Marvel
By Stephen Ippolito | May 13th, 2020

With a little more than two years until its release (July 8, 2022), more and more news of Captain Marvel 2 will start to come out. The first female-led MCU film was a big hit in 2019 when it earned $1.1 Billion worldwide. So it wasn’t a surprise when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con that a sequel was in the works. However, in January, news broke that directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck would not be returning and that a search for a new female director would begin.

Now because of a recent report by The Direct’s Daniel Richtman, we are starting to hear who some of the candidates are. In it, Richtman says that Michelle MacLaren is “just one of the names in the mix” to helm the follow-up. MacLaren, a longtime TV director, has worked on some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed shows of recent years (Game of Thrones, Westworld, Breaking Bad).

Funny enough, this is not the first time she has been linked to a Superhero film. Before Patty Jenkins finally took over, MacLaren was initially attached to direct Warner Brothers’ Wonder Woman. However, she left the project in 2015 due to “creative differences.”

Like every Marvel Studios project, details for the film are under wraps. Unlike the first film which took place in the 1990s, the second installment is expected to be set in the present day. A recent rumor by MCU Cosmic suggested that Captain Marvel 2 will set up the next Avengers story. If true, then that would make it one of the most essential film/TV series that will be released in the MCU’s Phase 4.

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