Out of all of the MCU projects currently in development, Marvel seems to have had the hardest time finding the right director for their Captain Marvel movie. The project was originally announced back in 2014 and last summer it was revealed that Brie Larson had been tapped for the lead role. But it has taken until now for them to finally settle on a filmmaker (or two) to helm this important project. They made it known that they wanted a woman to oversee their first female-led superhero flick and they have held true to that goal. However, she also happens to come as part of a package deal with her long-time writing and directing partner. Hit the jump for the full scoop.
According to Variety, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie. The duo are best known for several well-received indie dramas including Half-Nelson, Sugar and It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Most recently they wrote and directed the gambling film Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn. They have also worked on TV shows like Billions and The Affair, which is (perhaps not surprisingly) seen as a big plus by the higher-ups at Marvel who want filmmakers that can work with a predefined house style.
Last year there were a few other directors rumoured to be on the shortlist including Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Jennifer Yuh (Kung Fu Panda 2) were also said to have been in the running at one point. The script was written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and the movie is scheduled to hit theatres on March 8th, 2019. Do you think Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are an inspired choice to direct Captain Marvel?