We revealed yesterday that Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck had officially been hired by Marvel Studios to direct Captain Marvel for 2019, and now Kevin Feige has spoken out on the press tour for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 as to why they are the perfect fit for the high-profile superhero movie.
“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.”
“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,” Feige added.
“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.”
Captain Marvel will go into production in 2018 for that big March 2019 release. We’ll bring you more as we get it.