Variety is exclusively reporting that directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been attached to helm Marvel Studios upcoming entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel will have us following Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alternation imbues her with the powers of super strength, energy projection and flight.
While Brie Larson was revealed to play the title character at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel have taken their time to find a director, or in this case directors, to helm the film with sources telling Variety that Marvel not only wanted to make sure that the search was thorough, but that the script was in the right shape before signing a director.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s directorial features include Half-Nelson and Mississippi Grind as well as episodes of television series such as The Affair and Billions.
Marvel’s Captain Marvel is scheduled for cinematic release on the 8th March 2019.