Marvel Found Their ‘Captain Marvel’ Director(s)

It looks like Marvel has dipped back into the pool of effective and also affordable indie directors for Captain Marvel. Nearly a year since casting Brie Larson in the title role, the studio has reportedly now attached Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to direct their Captain Marvel film. The duo last collaborated on Mississippi Grind, and before that did It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Half Nelson. As for how they’ll tackle a Marvel film, it’s expected that, you know, they’ll make it as similarly acceptable as the rest.

  • HalSolo

    I genuinely want FISHTANK/AMERICAN HONEY’s Andrea Arnold to take a swing at this, but I’m pretty sure she’d insist on a 4:3 ratio…

    • deucepickle

      Were you one of those guys that, when you bought a DVD, back when you could buy used ones for like $10-$12, it HAD to be “widescreen” and not “full screen” and now I have like 200 of those fucking things taking up all kinds of room in my house and totally regret wasting money on them because I never watch them at all jesus christ.

      • HalSolo

        Yes, yes I am.

      • AdamCoates

        What do you mean “were”?

      • Are you saying you bought movies in fucking FULLSCREEN? What kind of madman are you? Let me guess, you don’t care if it’s pronounced jif or gif, and nothing matters in the world?!?

        • That being said, I hated American Honey.

        • deucepickle

          Oh god no. Fullscreen is for idiots.

  • AdamCoates

    Well, they directed Anthony Mackie in Half Nelson, so they’ve basically dipped their toe in the pool.

  • adam3w

    Based on Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind, one can assume that Captain Marvel will be struggling with some kind of horrible addiction that she never gets over, but we root for her anyway because despite her flaws and poor life choices she’s still a likeable everyman.