Marvel Goes Off the Grid with Their Captain Marvel Directors Choice

Hey, remember how when Brie Larson was first hearing fans wanted her to play Captain Marvel, and she didn’t seem to know exactly who Captain Marvel is?

That’s maybe how you might feel after hearing which director(s) Marvel has chosen to head up her superhero film. Because, the names aren’t any of those we heard bandied about (Jennifer Kent, Lesli Linka Glatter, Lorene Scafaria, Jennifer Yuh, Niki Caro); rather, they’re more than likely names you mightn’t know off the top of your head:  Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

If they do sound familiar, it’s because of Ryan Gosling’s turn Half Nelson, or more recently, Mississippi Grind, which starred Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds as gamblers — not exactly movies that scream “Marvel” (nor, one of my favorite Mendelsohn works).

You know what, though? Marvel’s done a damned good job of choosing directors so far …

… just sayin’. So, with Guardians‘ scribe, Nicole Perlman and Inside Out‘s Meg LeFauve on the script, and the fabulous Brie ready to fly the friendly skies, I’ve got no problem giving lesser known directors a chance.

The news is on the heels of Marvel calling journalists for behind the scenes looks at several of their upcoming films, including concept art (report via Vulture),

… Captain Marvel fighting two giant robotic baddies, one fist about to clank against metal, the other held in reserve and readying a fiery energy blast. I asked Latcham if he’d sent Larson the concept art to get her hyped.

‘Oh, dude,’ he replied, giddy. ‘Not only have we sent it to her, but there’s a video of her seeing it. You guys probably won’t be seeing it anytime soon, but she was super-psyched.’”

and lots of excellent Black Panther information.

Captain Marvel is expected to be released in 2019.

(H/T Craig)

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • emmalita

    Ok. Bowden and Fleck do interesting work.