After rumors swirling about all week that Marvel Studios had selected a director for its first female-superhero led film, ‘Captain Marvel‘, news broke yesterday that the duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) had officially signed on to direct the flick. The choice of a duo to helm what surely is one of the most important films in the MCU line-up was further explained by Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige:
“We met with lots and lots of people as we always do, and had multiple meetings, and Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey. We want filmmakers that can help us focus on and elevate the character journey so it doesn’t get lost amongst the spectacle… We’re pretty good at [showing spectacle] at Marvel Studios and have an amazing team that can help with that. But when we’re filling a director chair or chairs, we want people who are focused on the emotional journey, the humor, the surprising twists and turns of a singular character journey, which is what Captain Marvel is… When you look at the work that Ryan and Anna have done in the past, they are all amazing and very diverse character studies and journeys, and that impressed us.”
Brie Larson, who will be portraying Carol Danvers, has been talking a lot about how she wants Captain Marvel to be a strong symbol for women around the world, so, surely, that will be something the director duo is going to focus on.
Captain Marvel opens in theaters on March 8, 2019.