Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to Direct Marvel’s ‘CAPTAIN MARVEL’
Marvel Studios has announced that duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct their highly anticipated solo film, CAPTAIN MARVEL, starring Brie Larson. Boden and Fleck are best known for 2015’s Mississippi Grind.
Kevin Feige will produce. The duo direct from a script by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Jonathan Schwartz executive produce alongside Stan Lee.
Carol Danvers has a very nuanced, powerful story, so Marvel took their time selecting their directors carefully.
In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #13. A Security Chief in the US Air Force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being promoted to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.
Boden and Fleck also directed and wrote It’s Kind of a Funny Story starring Emma Roberts and Zack Galifianakis, Sugar and worked together on the critically-acclaimed Half Nelson, starring Ryan Gosling.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.
This isn’t the only Marvel duo directors as Joe and Anthony Russo are the brothers who are behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. They are currently working on Avengers: Infinity War.