The ‘Captain Marvel’ movie was announced ages ago, but still isn’t due until 2019.  We now know that the lead character, also known as Carol Danvers, will likely debut in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and now comes word that her solo movie may be inching closer to reality.

Elizabeth Wood from the Sundance Film Festival
Elizabeth Wood from the Sundance Film Festival

Reportedly, director Elizabeth Wood met with Marvel Studios last week.  Wood may not be a household name, but she impressed the Grand Jury at the Sundance Film Festival with her first feature ‘White Girl’, which was nominated for the festival’s top honor.

Previously, Emily Carmichael was rumored to be in the running to helm ‘Captain Marvel’.  Carmichael has received acclaim for her short films, but has never directed a full-length feature.

There was also the rumor that Marvel was eyeing a director and lead actor who shared the same first name.  My guess at that time was that they might select Rebecca Ferguson (‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’) to play ‘Captain Marvel’ with Rebecca Thomas directing, since she is currently working with Marvel’s parent company Disney on a live-action version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ starring Chloë-Grace Moretz.

Meg LeFauvre and Nicole Perlman have reportedly penned the script for ‘Captain Marvel’.  LeFauvre was nominated for an Academy Award for contributing to the script of Disney’s ‘Inside Out’ and also worked on ‘The Good Dinosaur’.  Perlman penned fan-favorite hit ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

As of now, the meeting between Marvel and Wood is just a RUMOR and obviously just because she met with the studio, doesn’t mean that anything is set in stone.

There had been rumors previously, that Marvel might have been eyeing Angelina Jolie but that doesn’t seem to have panned out, possibly because Jolie is too big a name.  Marvel tends to select directors (and actors) who are more up-and-coming.

Below is an interview with the cast of ‘White Girl’ which may help you form an opinion as to whether Wood would be a good fit for ‘Marvel’.

What do you think?  Are you excited that ‘Captain Marvel’ is getting closer?

Source: Comic Book Movie