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?
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.