‘Captain Marvel 2’: Why Angelina Jolie Could Direct the Perfect Sequel

After Captain Marvel grossed over $1 billion at the box office, it was only logical that Marvel would go ahead with a sequel. That said, while the movie was well-received by most people, it wasn’t the best movie that Marvel has made. So, in an attempt to shake things up, the original directors won’t be returning, and Marvel is currently looking around for a new director. Marvel is hoping to find a woman to direct the movie, and there are no shortages of female directors in Hollywood. And because Angelina Jolie is now part of the MCU, she could actually be a great pick for that job. 

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Why a new director is a good idea

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While many of the negative reviews about Captain Marvel were from trolls who were downright sexist, there are some legitimate criticisms against the movie. The movie was directed by a duo, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and by all accounts, they did a decent job. That, unfortunately, is partially an issue.

A lot of Marvel movies are kind of similar to one another, and in an attempt to diversify things, Marvel has tried to switch things up by making a character’s solo movie more unique. For example, Captain America’s movies tend to be more serious, while Ant-Man’s movies tend to be more funny.

Captain Marvel, however, was kind of average overall. It didn’t really do anything to stand out from the rest of the Marvel movies. This was a safe move, but Marvel can afford to take risks. That’s exactly what Marvel did when it hired Taika Waititi to direct the Thor movies. He was a relatively unknown director, but he showed the world why he got the job in the first place.

Why Angelina Jolie could do a good job

When it comes to directors, Marvel tends to either hire people that it’s already working with, or Marvel will try to look for talent from around the world. Jolie is already working with Marvel on The Eternals, and she’s also a popular actress who has directed a few great movies, too.

That said, when it comes to directing, her movies have been a bit of a mixed bag. She’s directed five movies, and one of those movies was a documentary. Most of her movies got mixed reviews from critics and audiences, but she did direct a great movie recently. In 2017, she released First They Killed My Father on Netflix, and it got great reviews. It was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, though it didn’t win either. 

Since she already has a working relationship with Marvel, fans on Reddit think that she’d be a good pick for the gig. Her movies have only been getting better, and she could do a good job on Captain Marvel 2. That said, there are many more women who could get the job instead.

The other women who could direct ‘Captain Marvel 2’

Marvel fans don’t have a shortage of ideas on who could direct the perfect sequel for Captain Marvel. Deborah Chow, who directed a few episodes of The Mandalorian, could possibly make a great MCU movie, too. The episodes that she directed for that show were well-received, after all.

After her breakout hit, Booksmart, Marvel fans are also ready to see Olivia Wilde direct a Marvel movie, and the Captain Marvel sequel would be a good place to start for her. While these two women are newer directors in Hollywood, fans also think that a more experienced director could get the job.

Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Oscar for best director, is probably the most high-profile female director in Hollywood. Marvel fans, of course, would love it if she got the job, but that’s probably a long shot.