'Captain Marvel' Finds Its Directors

Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will approach Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Guardians of a Galaxy‘s Nicole Perlman and Inside Out‘s Meg LeFauve wrote a book for a Marvel Studios film, that will be constructed by Kevin Feige.

Boden and Fleck landed a pursuit after an endless search. Last summer, Marvel had whittled down a list of contenders to Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria for a rarely desired helming gig, that will symbol Marvel’s initial female-centric tentpole. The studio was creation a employing of a lady a priority for a project.

But Marvel was really counsel in a decision-making, conducting several rounds of additional searches. The studio met with Lucia Aniello, who destined a arriving female-centric raunchy comedy Rough Night, progressing this year even as it continued heightening a script. Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Sam Taylor-Johnson, who helmed a highest-grossing film of all time for a womanlike director, also is pronounced to have been approached. Earlier in a process, Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Jennifer Yuh (Kung Fu Panda 2) had been in a mix.

Along with Mississippi Grind, Boden and Fleck’s other underline credits embody a a 2006 Ryan Gosling starrer Half Nelson, that warranted a actor his initial Oscar nomination, yet a bulk of a duo’s work has been finished in TV, including episodes of The Affair and Billions.

The span is not a initial that Marvel has pulled from television. The Russo brothers, who destined a final dual acclaimed Captain America films and will helm a subsequent Avengers installment, Infinity War, were also filmmakers that did a bulk of their work on a tiny screen.

Captain Marvel has a recover date of Mar 8, 2019, that will come scarcely dual years after DC releases a possess womanlike superhero movie, Wonder Woman, destined by Patty Jenkins (Warner Bros. opens a Gal Gadot starrer on Jun 2).

Boden and Fleck are repped by WME and Management 360.

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