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5 Directors to Helm 'Captain Marvel 2'

By Matt Chieco

The recent report has confirmed that Marvel Studios is actively working on a sequel to the 2019 blockbuster 'Captain Marvel'. However, significant changes are on the horizon for this sequel, expected to hit screens in 2022. The article sheds light on the transformation taking place behind the scenes.

Firstly, the responsibility of crafting the script for the sequel will be entrusted to Megan McDonnell, a talented staff writer known for her work on the Disney+ series 'Wandavision'. Secondly, the original directing duo of the first film, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will not be returning for the sequel. Furthermore, Marvel Studios is on the hunt for a new female director to helm this project.

Now who should the new director be? Here are five accomplished female directors who could effectively lead the sequel to success:

5. Ava DuVernay

DuVernay has not only been approached by Marvel previously for 'Black Panther', but she also boasts experience in directing both smaller films like 'Selma' and larger productions like 'A Wrinkle in Time' make her an intriguing choice. Her stipulation for involvement in the screenplay demonstrates her strength as a director/writer.

4. Marielle Heller

With a limited yet impressive filmography, Marielle Heller's ability to craft character-driven narratives shines, particularly seen in her recent work 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'.

3. Lorene Scafaria

Recognized for her skill in blending comedy and drama, as showcased in 'Hustlers', Scafaria could align well with Marvel's ability to balance different genres.

2. Greta Gerwig

Known for her distinctive storytelling style, Gerwig's direction could offer a unique perspective that distinguishes the sequel from its predecessor. Her potential involvement as both a writer and director adds an extra layer, particularly due to her status as one of the most accomplished new filmmakers of the 2010s.

1. Olivia Wilde

Wilde has previously expressed interest in directing a Marvel film, and with the success of 'Booksmart', makes her a compelling candidate. The film's strong performances, humor, and direction could seamlessly translate to a high-budget superhero production.

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