Report: These are the Directors on the Shortlist for Captain Marvel

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 4:35PM
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Captain Marvel
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 4:35PM
Report: These are the Directors on the Shortlist for Captain Marvel
The upcoming Captain Marvel movie is a really big deal for both Marvel and its fans. It's hard to believe in this day and age, but the 2018 movie will be the MCU's first female-led project, so it's understandable that the studio is proceeding with caution as they ensure that they get things absolutely correct. That being said, it's been almost two years since Marvel announced their Phase 3 movie slate, so it's equally understandable that fans of Captain Marvel are itching for concrete news on her adaptation.

The hunger for information evident in the rapturous reception fans gave Brie Larson when the Marvel announced the Oscar Winner had been selected to play the pilot-turned-superhero, but that's only one piece of the puzzle. Marvel is yet to select a director for the project, but according to a new report from THR suggests that the studio has zeroed in on a shortlist of three directors. The report suggests the names on that shortlist are Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria.

Curiously, the areas of focus for each of these directors is wildly different from the next. Niki Caro, won acclaim for Whale Rider back in 2002 before going on to direct Kevin Costner in Mcfarland, USA. Lesli Linka Glatter's career has been spent mainly on the small screen having directed episodes of The Walking Dead, Homeland, and True Blood to name but a few. Finally, Lorene Scafaria's experience includes acting appearances in Coherence, writing credits on Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and director roles on Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and New Girl.

Unfortunately, the report goes on to warn that Marvel is still a long way off from making their final selection, even going as far as to suggest that more names could make a late surge onto the shortlist. Given that Captain Marvel isn't out until March 2019, they've still got a bit of time to make their minds up.
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