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.
10 Reasons To Be Pumped For ‘Captain Marvel’
It’s a good time to be Captain Marvel.
She is one of Marvel’s hottest characters right now, with her own title, as well as features in various Avengers titles. She was even just the lead character in Marvel’s Civil War 2 event, meaning it’s about time she got her own movie. With Brie Larson set to play the heroine in a new Marvel Studios’ film and the search for a woman director ongoing, now news has hit that Captain Marvel will start shooting in January.
While there are still a lot of things up in the air about the movie, a director hasn’t even been announced yet, things are shaping up well. Nicole Perlman, who penned Guardians of the Galaxy, was tapped to write the screenplay for Captain Marvel, so I’m expecting great things.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited for Captain Marvel to join the MCU. Did I forget yours? Well, let me know in the comments why you think it will or won’t be a good movie. Hit Next to find out the ten reasons you should be pumped for Captain Marvel.