As Marvel prepare for the release of their highly-anticipated summer sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the attention of fans will soon turn to some of it’s future projects as they begin their journey to the big screen. Black Panther has finished filming, Avengers: Infinity War is knee-deep into its huge production and now Captain Marvel has found it’s director. Or should we say directors.
As with many of the other films, Kevin Feige has scoured the film world for his director’s of the latest big-screen adaptation and again has chosen from independent filmmakers to take on one of their juggernaut properties. His choices: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the directing duo who have collaborated for the past decade, Variety reports.
Following such filmmakers as James Gunn, Anthony and Joe Russo and Taika Waititi, Feige and co have chosen to give those from smaller films the chance to take on a Marvel blockbuster. Fleck and Boden have worked together on many films and television shows before, with Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind their most notable films, as well as working on such shows as Billions and The Affair.
Oscar Winner Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island, Room) was cast in the titular role last year and with the script written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), the excitement for the first female-led Marvel film is getting bigger.
The story follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who sees her DNA fused with an outer-world alien and soon earns superpowers including super strength and flight. Rumours abound that Larson will make her debut apperance in the latest Avengers film, which is released next summer.
Captain Marvel is set for release on March 8th, 2019.