After lots of speculation about who Marvel Studios would hire as the director for their first solo female superhero movie, we finally have confirmation. And they did indeed hire a woman for the job… along with a dude.

Today, the Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the directing duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been secured by the studio to helm the Phase Three film. Boden and Fleck are best known for helming the critically acclaimed drama “Mississippi Grind” that starred Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelssohn. Their other collaborations include “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” and “Half Nelson” starring Ryan Gosling.

Of course, they’re not the first pair to direct Marvel movies, with the studio enjoying great success under brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War”). By now, Marvel has earned the benefit of the doubt with their hiring choices, so I’m watching this project with interest. It’s already got a great leading lady in Oscar winner Brie Larson as the titular heroine.

Here’s some info on the comic character: “In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s “Marvel Super-Heroes” #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.”

“Captain Marvel”is produced by Kevin Feige, and written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. It premieres 8th March 2019.


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