In the realm of no-brainer rumors, you can add this one from The Direct which claims Michelle MacLaren is “in the mix” to direct Captain Marvel 2. Early this year the superhero sequel was dated for July 8th 2022, with Marvel hoping to land a solo female director to take over as previous directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck would not be returning.
I call this a no-brainer because MacLaren, who is best known for her Emmy-winning work on Breaking Bad, is mentioned for every female-led project. She had been attached to direct Wonder Woman before creative differences forced her out, only to be replaced by Patty Jenkins. MacLaren has also been listed as a contender for Sony’s potential Spider-Woman movie.
Tying this rumor into place is that MacLaren is already directing Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt in the delayed Cowboy Ninja Viking. Her credentials speak for themselves, but working with another Marvel actor definitely couldn’t hurt.
Take this with a grain of salt for now until a more reliable source chimes in. Other than Brie Larson the cast of Captain Marvel 2 has yet to be confirmed. WandaVision writer Megan McDonnell is on the screenplay which will set events in the present day.