Captain Marvel to Have Director by the End of the Year

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, image by Boss Logic
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, image by Boss Logic

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Captain Marvel will be Marvel Studios first female led superhero film, and they’ve casted it perfectly with Academy Award winner Brie Larson. While we know it will be written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), there’s still no word on who will direct it.

Vulture had a chance to ask Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about choosing a director, who promised an announcement is coming sooner rather than later. Here’s what he said:

“I expect to have a director by the end of the year. We’ve been meeting amazing filmmakers, but often the way we work, as was the case on Doctor Strange and most of our movies, is that we have a … I don’t want to say a ‘road map,’ but we have a general view of what the movie is and then we meet with filmmakers and share that with them and then they pitch it back to us in a better fashion.

“With Captain Marvel, there’s so much potential in the comics and there have been so many incarnations of her powers and the characters who’ve had that mantle that we’ve been focusing in on exactly how do we tell her origin. How does it fit into the cosmic side of our universe? How does it fit into what we’re doing with the next Avengers movies? So really, that’s what’s been delaying that particular announcement.”

There’ve been a lot of names attached to Captain Marvel, including Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Lorene Scafaria, along with names like Jennifer Kent, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Emily Carmichael, and Elizabeth Wood in the past. It’s unknown which of these directors are still in the running, but Feige’s comments seem to reflect Captain Marvel producer Victoria Alonso’s comments that we should be hearing who’ll be helming the project soon. As for the character herself, Feige comments on how the character will be the most powerful but still retain her humanity.

“It’s very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons. All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them, all of them have a deep humanity to them. With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she’s introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had. It’s important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that.”

Captain Marvel will premiere in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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