There is an unshakeable feeling that the $1.1 billion pulled down by Captain Marvel last year was something of an anomaly.  It was a fairly weak entry in the MCU overall.  The feeling was that it was boosted considerably by being a key plank in the inter-Avengers period.  The post credit scene in Avengers: Infinity War featuring Nick Fury and Agent Hill, with the year long wait for Avengers: Endgame, made it a form of required viewing.

Mention this, or even hint that the star came across sometimes as a little cold and aloof from her fellow Avengers in press events, in the post-truth world of the 2010s was to invite accusations of misogyny or fragility.

Guess your genitalia really can make you immune from criticism, just not in the way these overly-vocal nightmares claim.

However it clearly wasn’t all made up by chattering online classes.  The character screen time in Avengers: Infinity War was seriously curtailed.  A sequel was noticeably absent from any Marvel announcements of their next phase.

Now comes news that while a sequel is underway a new writer is already onboard and the directing due from the first instalment will not be returning.  Guess all wasn’t so rosy in that garden after all?

A staff writer straight off Disney+ and WandaVision is close to signing to the big gig here.  Megan McDonnell is mentioned as a rising star at Marvel TV.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck co-wrote and directed the first movie and will not return.  They will, however, remain at Disney+ and Marvel TV so expect to see them pop-up somewhere soon.

Marvel is apparently committed to finding a female director for Captain Marvel.  Somebody at Marvel needs to put in a call to Kathryn Bigelow or Mimi Leder.

The new story will be set in the present day and follow the events of Avengers: Endgame and whatever the next Marvel Phase lays out.reportedly move the setting from the 1990s of the original.