We know that ‘Captain Marvel’ is set to be the first major Marvel Studios blockbuster which will be helmed by a woman but don’t expect it to be the last! While Anna Boden is set to give us our first real look at Carol Danvers in 2019, Kevin Feige says that this will just be the tip of the iceberg!
Feige shared the brief update this past Saturday at the 10th annual Produced By conference. On the Paramount lot, he talked about how Boden is co-directing the 20th film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when one audience member suggested that the next 20 all be directed by women.
Feige jumped in on that query saying that:
“I cannot promise that all 20 Marvel movies will have female directors but a heck of a lot of them will.”
This was met with applause though he didn’t elaborate on who might be directing on any of the upcoming films which are slated to go into production. Not a surprise as that would have forced a reveal of movies which Marvel Studios has yet to announce as everything past ‘Avengers 4’ outside of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and the sequel to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ have been well-guarded secrets so far.
That being said, Feige did go on to note that “Diversity is something that’s necessary to be able to continue to tell stories” and if ‘Black Panther’ hasn’t proven that to studios yet, then I’m sure ‘Captain Marvel’ will next year.
Are you excited that Kevin Feige has shared that Marvel Studios is increasingly looking at creating an open and diverse company? Do you think that an influx of talent who aren’t historically behind the camera in this kind of blockbusters will help give us new movies that audiences will love? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!