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.
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.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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