We already know Avengers: Infinity War is going to be huge, with the current MCU arcs building toward a crossover event that promises to be the studio’s biggest yet — even bigger than Captain America: Civil War. According to previous comments made by directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War will feature dozens of characters from the Marvel universe, including Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. As for the rest of the lineup, we can only make educated guesses, but a new casting call may have spilled the beans.
Well, so much for Kevin Feige’s promise to announce the director of Captain Marvel before the end of 2016 — but we can’t fault the Marvel Studios president too much, especially since Brie Larson’s superhero solo film isn’t hitting theaters until 2019, and it’s hard to criticize the studio for making sure they have the right script and director for the job. Still, it would’ve been a nice little holiday treat for those of us who are anxious to see Marvel’s first female superhero project get off the ground.
Earlier this year, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige assured anxious fans that a director and star for the upcoming Captain Marvel film would be revealed before the end of the summer. At Comic-Con, Brie Larson joined the MCU family in Hall H to announce her casting as Carol Danvers in the highly-anticipated film, which is still seeking a director. According to Feige, we’ll know who’s helming the project before the end of the year, but until then, he has another great reason for you to be excited about Captain Marvel.
It’s tough to overstate the influence that superheroes can have on kids. While comics have evolved to a place where mature themes are regularly explored, pre-teens are more likely to see the simple transformations of the characters from outsider to superhero. Steve Rogers was a scrawny youth who became one of the all-time good guys; Peter Parker was a science nerd who now protects the streets of Manhattan. The things that made these characters stand outside their peers are ultimately what allowed them to become some of the most recognizable heroes of page and screen. There’s real power in being able to tell our kids that what makes them different also makes them special.
Earlier last week it was reported that Captain Marvel is currently courting three possible directors to helm Marvel's first standalone superheroine origin film. Now it appears another potential name has been added to the list: Rebecca Thomas. Jeff Sneider of Mashable broke the news that Thomas was a "mystery contender" today on his Twitter.
Not long ago, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige assured fans that we’d learn who’s directing and starring in Captain Marvel by the end of the summer, or by fall, at the latest. The studio officially confirmed Brie Larson’s casting last month at Comic-Con, when they welcomed the Oscar-winning actress to the MCU in Hall H, but they still hadn’t found a director for her upcoming solo adventure despite various rumors regarding potential candidates. That might change pretty soon, as the Captain Marvel director shortlist offers a few interesting options.
It’s not uncommon for superheroes (even ones in separate comic book universes) to share similar origins and powers — Arrow and Hawkeye, Thanos and Darkseid, Sif and Wonder Woman, Avengers and Justice League, etc. Fans of Captain Marvel can tell you that the Marvel hero shares a few things in common with DC hero Green Lantern, and while the two characters aren’t really all that comparable, the origin story of the former will undergo a little tweaking for her highly-anticipated solo film.
Oscar-winner Brie Larson is the current frontrunner for Captain Marvel, and though we’ve seen plenty of “frontrunners” ultimately passed over for major movie roles, this is one case where it’s difficult not to get your hopes up. And it looks like we’re not the only ones who think Larson would make a great Carol Danvers, as Captain America himself has given his official seal of approval.