Marvel has a Captain Marvel director shortlist

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 August 2016
Brie Larson

Brie Larson

Marvel Studios have reportedly created a shortlist of directors they want to helm their upcoming movie 'Captain Marvel' which contains three female filmmakers

Marvel Studios has compiled a shortlist of directors for the forthcoming 'Captain Marvel' movie.

Three female filmmakers dominate the list of favourites to helm Marvel's first female led superhero movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria are top contenders for the much coveted job.

New Zealander Caro is best known for her 2002 critically acclaimed film 'The Whale Rider,' American Glatter is famed for helming a number of 'Homeland' episodes and Scafaria's credits include 'Seeking a Friend at the End of the World'.

Although fans are still waiting for a decision on a director, 'Room' actress Brie Larson has already been confirmed to star as the title character and her alter ego Carol Danvers, a pilot whose DNA is fused with the alien race Kree after an explosion.

Marvel have been under pressure to be more inclusive within the genre as criticisms of a lack of diversity have been aimed at their projects, hence their insistence on finding a female director much like Warner Bros. Pictures did by hiring Patty Jenkins to make their forthcoming female fronted 'Wonder Woman' movie starring Gal Gadot as the DC Comics heroine.

They do have plenty of time to find the perfect fit though as 'Captain Marvel' isn't due out until 8 March 2019.

Captain Marvel

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Kazinsky
  • UK release: 8 March 2019

Danvers (Larson) is a fighter with the Kree Starforce who finds herself on Earth, and encountering Agent Nick Fury (Jackson). The storyline doesn’t give Larson a lot of time to establish a persona, but her charm, style and ass-kicking make her Marvel’s coolest customer and whatever it lacks in heart, it makes up for with…

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