Kevin Feige Reveals When The ‘Captain Marvel’ Director and Cast Members Will Be Announced

By April 12, 2016

Let’s keep these Marvel Cinematic Universe updates going, shall we?

As of right now, one of my most anticipated movies that the studio has in development is Captain Marvel, which is set to not only be their first female-led superhero movie (depending on if you count Ant-Man and the Wasp or not), but also is going to introduce one of the comics’ most beloved and strongest female character onto the big screen as well in Carol Danvers. Let’s face it, by the time the film arrives in 2019 too, it will have been long overdue.

The film is set to be written by Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer, Nicole Perlman, and Inside Out co-writer, Meg LeFauve, and while the character won’t be getting her own film until about three years from now, she is expected to be appearing sometime sooner than that, with the general consensus leaning towards Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, which is set for a May 2018 release and will begin shooting later this year.

Because of that, fans should probably be looking out for not only the film’s director to be chosen sometime in the near future, but also for the titular casting to be made as well, with Mission: Impossible 5‘s Rebecca Ferguson and Sicario‘s Emily Blunt already heavily rumored for the role, along with Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff and Vikings‘ Katheryn Winnick.

While recently speaking with Fandango’s Erik Davis at the Captain America: Civil War press day as well, Marvel Head Kevin Feige revealed when fans can look forward to learning more about the Captain Marvel casting and creative choices:

“I think we’ll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer.”

Feige also went on to specify that the film will follow “Carol Danvers and that journey to being Captain Marvel,” which means that Marvel may start playing with their own timeline a little bit by the time we get to her film in 2019, and may begin jumping back and forth in time to tell other heroes’ origin stories. With that comment about an announcement at the end of summer as well, I can only imagine that the Marvel head is likely referring to some probably big announcements at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

At this point, there’s obviously a number of names that come to mind for the film’s possible director, though I’m leaning towards possibly Breaking Bad‘s Michelle MacLaren or The Invitation‘s Karyn Kusama, who is a hot name in the industry right now following the horror/thriller hit. The studio will almost certainly be looking for a female director at the helm too, and after failing to sign Selma‘s Ava DuVernay on for Black Panther, it’s clear that Marvel is looking to diversify they’re talent both onscreen and behind the scenes on their films. If Feige is accurate with his predictions as well, I guess we’ll only have to wait another month or two before we find out which lucky filmmaker will get the responsibility of bringing Carol Danvers’ origin story onto the big screen for the first time.

Captain Marvel is set to hit theatres on March 8th, 2019.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable