Earlier this week it was announced that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) are set to direct Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel, and during an interview with Fandango (via The Playlist), Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige have explained why the duo were the right people for the job.
“We met with lots and lots of people as we always do, and had multiple meetings, and Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey,” said Feige. “We want filmmakers that can help us focus on and elevate the character journey so it doesn’t get lost amongst the spectacle. And there’s going to be a lot of spectacle in the Captain Marvel film. We’re pretty good at that at Marvel Studios, and have an amazing team that can help with that.
“But when we’re filling a director chair or chairs, we want people who are focused on the emotional journey, the humor, the surprising twists and turns of a singular character journey, which is what Captain Marvel is,” he continued. “They had the best handle on it. And when you look at the work that Ryan and Anna have done in the past, they are all amazing and very diverse character studies and journeys, and that impressed us.”
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Captain Marvel is set for release on March 8th 2019, while Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers is expected to make her MCU debut in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.