After an exhaustive search to find the right director for Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios did what they usually do and selected a pair that no one was expecting. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be directing Marvel's first female-led superhero movie, which left many puzzled over the choice. The two have no experience with big budget movies or superheroes, but there's a method to the Marvel madness. Kevin Feige selected the duo because he felt the two of them could handle the most important part of Captain Marvel: the hero, Carol Danvers.
Captain Marvel will be, by far, the most powerful superhero in Marvel's cinematic universe. That's a big part of the story line we're putting together, and it's certainly been a big part of the development conversation. Particularly for Captain Marvel, which is going to have a lot of spectacle, it ultimately needs to be about the three-dimensional, multi-layered Carol Danvers character. You have to be able to track her and follow her and relate to her at all points of the movie, regardless of how many visual effects and spaceships and bad guys are filling the frame. That's what's important.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck were picked out of left field, but they were chosen -- not only because they probably had an awesome pitch and shared vision -- but because the two of them were character focused. Kevin Feige told Vulture that the connecting thread between all of their previous filmography (Sugar, It's Kind of a Funny Story, and Mississippi Grind) was that each film was character focused. Though the films are diverse, they're all about a singular character journey. Marvel Studios is all about character, but for Captain Marvel, it will be especially important.
It's been previously said that Captain Marvel will be the most powerful character the MCU has ever seen thus far. Her super strength, flight, and energy blasts are enough to give even the Hulk pause, but when you've got a hero that powerful, it makes it that much harder to make a relatable story (the Superman Conundrum). Marvel clearly knows this, which is why they are taking extra measure by making sure that Carol Danvers is always at the heart of the film. They've already achieved step one by hiring Brie Larson for the role, so fingers that they manage to hit the ground running and make an awesome movie.
Captain Marvel isn't slated to hit theaters until March 8, 2019. Not much is known about the plot of the film but make sure to keep it here at CinemaBlend for any and all future updates about the film. In the meantime, check out everything we know about Captain Marvel.