'Captain Marvel' Has Found Its Directors

'Captain Marvel' Has Found Its Directors

And for Marvel, this is nearly glaring, not only in the fact that the current lineup only has two female heroes, but its first female-led superhero solo movie won't be out until 2019.

After searching through several female directors, Variety reports that the Marvel studio has finally landed on Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to direct their first female-led Marvel Universe film, Captain Marvel. The duo will direct "Captain Marvel" according to sources close to the project who were not authorized to speak publicly Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The film's plot will follow Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident.

Captain Marvel is now slated for a March 8, 2019 release and should begin shooting in early 2018. Oscar victor Brie Larson is already set to star as the most singularly powerful hero in Marvel's stable.

Setting the pair of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as Captain Marvel directors makes a lot of sense given the studio's success working with Joe and Anthony Russo.

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If you don't recognize their names, Boden and Fleck usually work together anyway. From another vantage point, though, the Marvel movies are a series of limited opportunities: flat-looking, box-ticking widgets that can't ever be too distinct, lest they distract from that Very Big Story.

The 27-year-old actress previously called the role of Captain Marvel a "great responsibility". If nothing else, the Mississippi Grind helmers are another outside-the-box choice from the studio and seeing as Marvel hasn't let us down yet, we have full faith in their decision here.

In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968's "Marvel Super-Heroes" #13.

Captian Marvel is scheduled to open in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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