Marvel Studios has had Captain Marvel on its slate for some time. Ever since Kevin Feige stood on that stage a few years back and announced the entirety of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain Marvel stood out at the time because it was their first gamble on a female superhero, which Hollywood hasn’t seen for quite some time.
Given that it’s their first female superhero solo film, there has been a lot of speculation as to who they’d lock down as director? Would they feel the need to hire a female director in order to get that very specific perspective? Given that the film still isn’t slated to hit until 2019, after Avengers: Infinity War and before Avengers 4, there really hasn’t been any expectation that the director would be named any time soon.
However, it’s now April of 2017, and in order to move forward, they’ll be needing a director at the helm soon. Well, from the sound of it, they may already have that problem solved.
Speaking with Vulture, Ant Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed revealed that Marvel Studios has already settled on a director. Sadly, however, he was unable to name the director for obvious reasons. He was, however, able to tease her look in the film.
“Oh, dude,” he told the outlet. “Not only have we sent it to her, but there’s a video of her seeing it. You guys probably won’t be seeing it anytime soon, but she was super-psyched.”
I’m sensing a PR moment here not unlike when we saw John Boyega see the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer for the first time. We have to wonder if a video of that nature was made simply to stir up excitement in-house, or if they’ll be releasing it alongside the actual reveal of the character’s look.
Regardless, between the look getting finalized, and now the director stated to be settled on, it sounds like Marvel Studios is well on their way to making this movie a reality.
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