Marvel fans have their ‘Captain Marvel’, now that Brie Larson has been revealed to have nabbed the coveted role as Marvel’s first female solo headliner. Now comes the question of who will direct. We do know that Marvel is definitely looking to enlist a female director.
Reportedly, Marvel has narrowed their list to 10 contenders. We don’t have the full list, but we can scratch one name off and that’s Lexi Alexander, one of the few female directors to tackle a major comic book movie, 2008’s ‘Punisher: War Zone’. When asked on Twitter, is she was in consideration for ‘Captain Marvel’, she replied that she wasn’t but mentioned another director who she believes is.
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) July 25, 2016
Rachel Talalay also has experience directing a comic book movie, 1995’s dud ‘Tank Girl’. She also directed ‘Ghost In The Machine’ and ‘Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare’ all in the early 90s, before departing the world of motion pictures for television. Not surprisingly, a lot of her work has been on genre shows, including ‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. She was nominated for a Hugo Award for the ‘Heaven Sent’ episode of ‘Doctor Who’.
She has also directed episodes of ‘Supernatural’, ‘Kyle XY’, ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Continuum’ and ‘Haven’. She recently ventured back into the world of films with the true-life serial killer drama ‘On The Farm’ which was just released in Canada. She became the first female director to take on an episode of BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ which will air next year as part of that series’ fourth season.
Previously, Marvel was reportedly looking at indie filmmakers like Emily Carmichael and Elizabeth Wood, as well as Angelina Jolie who has directed acclaimed dramas like ‘In The Land Of Blood And Honey’, ‘Unbroken’ and ‘By The Sea’.
It certainly isn’t required that Marvel select a female filmmaker, but it would certainly help, especially considering that Warner Brothers chose a female director, Jenkins for ‘Wonder Woman’.
Marvel’s Kevin Feig stated that the studio will have a director locked in by the end of the summer.
‘Captain Marvel’ is scheduled to be released on March 8, 2019.
What director do you think should handle this project?
Source: Screen Rant