Captain Marvel Directors Have Been Revealed
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will helm the 2019 Marvel movie.
Captain Marvel will be Marvel's first female-fronted superhero movie, and it hits theaters in 2019. There has been much speculation about who will direct the film over the past year, and now, it has been reported that it will in fact have two directors.
According to Variety, the film will be helmed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The pair previously made the acclaimed gambling drama Mississippi Grind, which starred Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn. Boden and Fleck also collaborated on Ryan Gosling's breakthrough movie Half Nelson and have directed episodes of hit TV shows The Affair and Billions.
Captain Marvel will star Oscar-winner Brie Larson in the title role. Although Larson was announced last summer, Marvel has taken its time to find a director. Back in August 2016, it was reported that Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Niki Caro (Whale Rider), and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) were all on the studio's shortlist.
Earlier this year, Larson spoke about the importance of taking on this iconic role. "The fact that she can be a bridge between two worlds, that she can go between Earth and space and that her own personal place is in this little area between where Earth ends and space begins and that's only hers, is so moving to me," she said. "I'm just inspired. I've been so inspired going through the comics and reading them right now."
Captain Marvel has been the name of various heroes over the years. The current incarnation is the alter ego of Carol Danvers. Danvers previously used the name of Ms. Marvel and first appeared in her own comic book in 1977, before taking the identity of Captain Marvel in 2012.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.