– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There’s been plenty of chatter lately about Marvel’s first superhero film with a woman in the lead role, CAPTAIN MARVEL. The latest was last night’s report that Brie Larson was circling the titular role, and this comes after weeks of rumors regarding who was pacing around the director’s chair for the 2019 film.

The Hollywood Reporter claims to have two more directors being considered, while Larson makes her decision about taking on the role of Carol Danvers. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the rumored candidate Emily Carmichael. A week later, Elizabeth Wood emerged as another leading candidate. Now THR says that Niki Caro and Jennifer Kent are in the running as well.

Niki Caro

Niki Caro

Caro is best known for WHALE RIDER and MCFARLAND, USA, a pair of family dramas. Kent, on the other hand, is known for THE BABADOOK– a psychological horror film.

Jennifer Kent

Jennifer Kent

It could be interesting to see how Larson factors into things, since the actress has been fairly picky about her film roles. She appeared in the low budget critical darling ROOM, for which she won an Academy Award, and is best known for smaller films. She’s flirted with tentpoles before, as she was once said to be in the running for the role of Sarah Connor in TERMINATOR GENISYS, and will appear in KONG: SKULL ISLAND but she’s not exactly seen as needing a movie like CAPTAIN MARVEL. So she could very well factor into Marvel’s decision regarding a director, as she’d likely only want to attach herself if it’s to work with someone she thinks she can create something special with.

Keep checking back as the CAPTAIN MARVEL director landscape continues to evolve!

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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.