Its official folks, Marvel Studios has found their director, or directors should we say for their highly anticipated Captain Marvel film starring Brie Larson.
Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been tapped to direct the film, according to a surprise report from our good friend Justin Kroll over at Variety.
Marvel was not available for comment.
The studio had met with several contenders and sources say the studio not only wanted to make sure that the search was thorough but that the script was in the right shape before tapping who would direct it. Kevin Feige has an eye for tapping talent that is ready to break out with James Gunn and the Russo Brothers as prime examples and it looks to be the case again with this duo.
The studio was looking for a unique point of view and they are heading into a new era films where they want to grow and change in a certain way that fits that new era. Execs met with the duo many times before the studio decided to go with them and time and time again the pair impressed the studio with what they wanted to do with this character.
Even though this comes as a bit of a surprise, I'm very much on board with this pair to direct Brie Larson's Captain Marvel film and they've actually made to of my favorite little films ever in Half Nelson starring Ryan Reynolds and Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn.
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Captain Marvel does not yet have an official release date.