While we are still two years away from the film arriving, Brie Larson will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers in the Captain Marvel movie which will mark as Marvel Studios' first female led superhero film.
Boden and Fleck previously directed Half Nelson starring Ryan Gosling, the first film to earn the La La Land star an Oscar nomination, and even shifted their focus to television for a bit with The Affair and Billions. It seems like neither Marvel nor DC, which has Patty Jenkins directing Wonder Woman, have quite made that leap just yet. While Marvel has yet to make an official statement on Boden and Fleck's involvement, EW has learned the duo will jointly helm the project.
At the same time, though, it is a step in the right direction of getting more women to direct bigger movies. In November, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige stressed the importance of having a female director for the film, telling Variety, "Having a female director at the helm to tell the story of a woman who is also our most powerful hero by far is very important to us". Nevertheless, it's a step. Are you familiar with any of Boden and Fleck's work?
Over the past few days, there's been speculation - thanks to an offhand comment at a recent press tour of Marvel Studio's offices - that a director for the Captain Marvel movie had been found. Amidst workspaces decorated with action figures, classic comics, and other collectibles, the entire space was wall-to-wall concept art from all the films in Marvel's upcoming slate: Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and of course, Captain Marvel.