– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have had a couple less-than-stellar director relationships — the one that stands out most is Thor: The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor — but, by and large, they seem to have been in good standing with their filmmakers. They have mostly worked with standalone directors for their movies, but with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they seem to have struck gold with Joe and Anthony Russo, who have since gone on to direct Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers 4.

With their upcoming standalone film, Captain Marvel, they will be turning to another duo for the first time: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who have worked together on movies like Half Nelson and Sugar. Speaking with Birth.Movies.Death, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed how working with directing partners is, and how Boden and Fleck have panned out for them.

“Well, we’ve worked with Joe and Anthony for many films, and while those are the only directing partners we’ve worked with, we have worked with a lot of writing teams. What we’ve found working with partners is everyone has their own creative back and forth. This has been excellent. Anna and Ryan have made many movies together, and they’ve got their working relationship down pat. Frankly, it’s not dissimilar from Joe and Anth. Someone takes the lead on story, the other takes the lead on visuals, but then they ultimately interact on both. It works! It works with Joe and Anth, and knock on wood, so far, with nine days to go, it’s working with Anna and Ryan.”

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Given that this interview was likely done very recently, it sounds like Captain Marvel is either in the can completely or close to it. It’s great to hear from the man himself that this method seems to be working for them. At this point, they’re a well-oiled machine, and you’d imagine that after the blunders in Phase 2 that they know when it just isn’t working with a director. With that in mind, I feel confident that Captain Marvel will likely be yet another winner for the studio — or so I hope.

What do you think of Feige’s thoughts? Are you any more excited for Captain Marvel? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: Birth.Movies.Death

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.