The Captain Marvel director search is over, as Variety has revealed that Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have signed on to direct the highly anticipated superhero movie starring Brie Larson.
Larson’s involvement in the project was officially announced at the end of Marvel Studio’s last Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, but the studio was taking its time finding someone to take the reins of the movie.
According to Variety, Boden and Fleck met several times with some of the execs behind the movie and “time and time agan the pair impressed the studio with what they wanted to do with this character.”
Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Nicole Perlman and Inside Out‘s Meg LeFauve wrote the project, which is the studio’s first female-led superhero movie. Plot details are being kept under lock and key, but concept art from the movie featuring Larson in full costume was shown during an open house event earlier this week.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.