'Captain Marvel' made over $1 billion at the box office last year (it was one six Disney movies to do so in 2019, actually). Thus a sequel was inevitable.
While the first 'Captain Marvel' took place in the 1990s, this one will be set in the present-day.
The superhero movie starred Brie Larson in the titular role, also known as Carol Danvers. It functioned as an origin story portraying how the heroine came to be and the character popped up in 'Avengers: Endgame' as well.
The original movie's co-writers and directors - Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck – won't be back for the sequel. But Marvel is reportedly looking for a female director for the follow-up.
The word is that Boden and Fleck are in talks to remain in the Marvel Universe. They'll possibly direct a possible Disney+ series.
Megan McDonnell, who also penned upcoming Disney+ series 'WandaVision', is in final talks to write the film. Since 'WandaVision' will feature a grown-up Monica Rambeau (who was an iteration of Captain Marvel in comics lore), it could very well end up setting up the sequel.
'Captain Marvel 2' is set to hit cinemas in 2022.