The Ronin has been able to confirm that Candyman production designer Cara Brower is indeed working on Captain Marvel 2. The upcoming sequel has been newly titled as The Marvels during Marvel Studios’ big Phase 4 presentation yesterday. Cara previously worked with director Nia DaCosta on MGM’s Candyman sequel/soft-reboot produced by Jordan Peele. As an art director she worked with Jordan on his Get Out follow-up Us and the fantastic Hail Caesar! from the Coen Brothers.
Confirming Cara as the production designer comes after cinematographer Sean Bobbitt previously announced he was also on the production team. Bobbitt’s credits include 12 Years A Slave, Judas & The Black Messiah, Widows, Byzantium, Shame, Hunger, The Place Beyond The Pines, and the Oldboy remake. Assembling these two folks would suggest production isn’t that far away.
The Marvels will see three generations of Marvel Comics heroines come together with Carol Danvers played by Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Monica Rambeau played Teyonah Parris, and Ms. Marvel’s Kamala Khan played by Iman Vellani. It’ll be interesting to see how the dynamic works and if we’ll be seeing an Earthbound story or something very much taking place within the cosmic side of the MCU.
British actress Zawe Ashton (Nocturnal Animals, Greta, Velvet Buzzsaw) has been reportedly tapped to play the film’s villain, it’s unclear if she’ll be playing a human or alien foe.
There is a shot that Adam Brashear aka Blue Marvel could also join their ranks as the film could introduce a version of The Ultimates to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also, there might be a connection to the Skrull event series Secret Invasion as S.W.O.R.D. becomes a crossover organization in future film and television projects.
Disney has given The Marvels a release date of November 11, 2022 and will shoot under the working title Goat Rodeo in the United Kingdom alongside projects like Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, Moon Knight, Secret Invasion, and Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3.