Last week, we reported that there were three directors that were potentially up for the directing gig for the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Captain Marvel. The names on that list were Lesli Link Glatter (Homeland, The Newsroom), Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend For the End of the World), all of whom were more than qualified to take on the task.
However, a new rumor from Jeff Sneider, senior film reporter at Mashable, states that there may be another name in contention for the position: Rebecca Thomas.
At a glance, this is a name that doesn’t quite ring any bells, and even after looking into her name, there wasn’t a whole lot to look at. So far, she’s only directed a single feature — a film entitled Electrick Children — which I haven’t heard of or seen. However, one thing that is of note is that Rebecca Thomas is the same director who was recently attached to the live-action Little Mermaid adaptation starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
The big question with this is the timetable. Does she have enough time to do both? As of right now, there is no release date for The Little Mermaid, but even if the film was in pre-production, let’s say it shoots in summer of 2017 for a summer 2018 release. Does that leave enough room for her to also direct Captain Marvel, a film that is slated for March 2019?
I won’t say it’s impossible, but it would be a bit of a scramble. Of course, it’s also possible for them to do Captain Marvel first, and The Little Mermaid later, but that potentially puts the latter film as far back as 2020 or 2021, which doesn’t seem totally plausible.
What do you think? Does Rebecca Thomas seem like a feasible choice for Marvel Studios? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 9, 2018.
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SOURCE: Jeff Sneider