However, this means Niki Caro is out of the running to direct ‘Captain Marvel.’
Marvel Studios is taking its time settling on a filmmaker for ‘Captain Marvel,’ presumably due to ongoing script work.
Several names have emerged as frontrunners for the project, and the Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige hopes to make a decision soon.
Last week, an updated list of three female directors in contention to direct Marvel’s highly-anticipated 2019 standalone Captain Marvel film, including Niki Caro (McFarland, USA), Lesli Linka Glatter, and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend For the End of the World). With more than enough time to spare before they really needed to find a director though, whether or not these were in fact the only choices for the job was a mystery, and it looks like another name has already been added to that shortlist.
Mashable’s Jeff Sneider has revealed on Twitter today that the latest addition to the shortlist is Rebecca Thomas (Elecktrik Children), a filmmaker who’s been trying to break into the studio system for several years now, but after the failed adaptation of John Green’s Looking For Alaska, is currently in pre-production on the Chloe Grace Moretz-led live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
Also, the mystery contender to direct CAPTAIN MARVEL is Rebecca Thomas, who I was hinting at months ago on the show. https://t.co/YDF2TMBkUm
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) August 26, 2016
This news also comes after Variety‘s Justin Kroll tweeted out that Marvel had a fourth name in mind for the Captain Marvel film, in addition to the three confirmed names, with Thomas likely being said mystery filmmaker.
Marvel has made their search for a female filmmaker a top priority with Captain Marvel it seems, and considering it’ll be their first female-led superhero standalone film, I think we can all agree that’s 100% for the best, similar to their resolve to find a black director for the 2018 standalone Black Panther film. With Brie Larson already attached to star in the titular role as well, from a script by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, it’s shaping up to be one of Marvel’s most promising standalone films in the history of the MCU. And no, I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic there.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theatres on March 8th, 2019.
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