CAPTAIN MARVEL Script Update; Marvel Will Start Meeting with Potential Directors Soon
There's still a long way to go with the development of Marvel's Captain Marvel, but there are two major milestones that the studio is about to tackle. According to Variety film reporter Justin Kroll, Marvel is going to get the first script treatment in soon, and they will start meeting with directing candidates soon. Kroll says:
"Captain Marvel Update: Studio getting treatment on script soon. Meetings with directing candidates to follow but not till the new year."
Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are the writers working on the script, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said the film would give us an origin story for the character, and that the origin story won't be the same as the one we know from the comic books.
As far as directors go, there are three women who have been in the running. They are Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), and Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland). There's no word on if any of these directors are still in the running, but I'm sure there are more on Marvel's list that we don't know about.
Feige was hoping to have a director ready to go by the end of this year, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen. When talking about the project previously, he said:
“With Captain Marvel, there’s so much potential in the comics and there have been so many incarnations of her powers and the characters who’ve had that mantle that we’ve been focusing in on exactly how do we tell her origin. How does it fit into the cosmic side of our universe? How does it fit into what we’re doing with the next Avengers movies? So really, that’s what’s been delaying that particular announcement.
“It’s very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons. All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them, all of them have a deep humanity to them. With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she’s introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had. It’s important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that.”
Brie Larson is set to star in the film, and I can't wait to see what she ends up doing with the character. Captain Marvel will hit theaters on March 8th, 2019.