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Captain Marvel is one of the last movies being released as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, so there hasn't been a lot revealed about what to expect from Carol Danvers' first live action solo adventure. The last big news drop came last year at San Diego Comic-Con when it was confirmed Brie Larson will play Carol. Since then, the next biggest question on fan minds concerning Captain Marvel is who will direct it. Although Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige implied that a director would be hired before 2016 finished, now it appears the studio isn't in any rush to find someone.
Variety writer Justin Kroll tweeted the above response to a fan wondering when a Captain Marvel director announcement would be announced. Waiting for a perfected script, would be reason enough to hold off on finding someone to helm the blockbuster, and Kevin Feige said as much last October in an interview. However, Marvel's packed 2018 slate is also currently being worked on, whereas with Captain Marvel, the creative minds still have enough time before they need start assembling the pieces for production.
In the weeks after the Brie Larson casting was confirmed, five potential directing candidates were rumored/reported on for Captain Marvel: Rachel Talalay, Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter, Lorene Scafaria and Rebecca Thomas. Whether those women are still being considered for the job or Marvel is looking elsewhere is a mystery, but with Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp to keep the studio busy for the foreseeable future. That said, given that Marvel usually likes to announce their directors approximately a year and a half to two years before a movie is released, I suspect that whoever scores the position will be announced by 2017's fall or holiday season, if not much earlier.
Beyond Brie Larson playing Carol Danvers, Inside Out's Meg LeFauve and Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman working on the script and the movie being Carol's origin story, no Captain Marvel details have been disclosed to the public. However, this movie may not be her first appearance in the MCU. Last year, directors Joe and Anthony Russo may have accidentally revealed that Carol will pop up during Avengers: Infinity War, presumably without any powers. That's neither been confirmed nor denied, though given that it's already been half a year since Larson was cast, it's plausible she could be involved in Infinity War's long production.
Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March 8, 2019, and we'll keep you updated on how the movies progressing as more news comes in, including that anticipated director announcement. In the meantime, the next MCU installment is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which will be released on May 5.