There’s been speculation over who will direct Captain Marvel since Brie Larson, fresh from her Oscar best actress win, was cast last summer at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Today we finally got an answer: Variety reports that the movie will have not one but two helming the pic: co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Before this confirmation, it was clear that Marvel was adamant about hiring a female director, as some of the contenders including Niki Caro, Lorene Scafaria and Lesli Linka Glatter were shortlisted over the past year.
But this isn’t the first time Boden and Fleck were attached to a Marvel project. In 2012, Hollywood Reporter reported that the duo was in the running to direct Guardians of the Galaxy. This job later went to James Gunn. Boden and Fleck were also responsible for Half Nelson (2006), which was career turning point for Ryan Gosling after it earned him his first academy award nomination. All in all, the project seem to be in good hands.
Captain Marvel is one of the most closely watched projects within the studio’s slate, primarily due to the character being the first female MCU superhero to headline her own film. Larson is set to play Carol Danvers, a member of the US Air Force and gained superpowers after a fusion of alien and human genes.
The movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.