Originally, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige expected to have selected a director for the upcoming Captain Marvel film starring Brie Larson by the end of 2016 but it seems that is no longer the case. The studio has already met with filmmakers who could potentially direct the project, however, it was when Marvel only had an idea of what film they were going to make. Per a tweet from Variety reporter Justin Kroll, we now know the Marvel has a treatment being developed with plans to continue the selection process to choose the right director after the new year.
It’s good to know the studio is taking their time, making sure they develop a plan and get things right as opposed to other franchises that make their decisions based on audiences reactions to their films. The character of Captain Marvel is an incredibly important character as she will be Marvel’s first female superhero leading a film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel is looking for someone who can do more than just look good while in action.
With Larson in the role, she will no doubt bring an emotional depth that could help the film transcend the superhero genre (even as fantastical as the character is — flying around blasting energy from her hands as she defends the earth from alien threats) and make the first female lead Marvel feature stand out as something more than just another comic book movie.
Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters March 8, 2019.