Anna Boden And Ryan Fleck Will Direct Captain Marvel

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Captain Marvel will be Marvel's first female-fronted superhero movie, and it hits theaters in 2019.

Boden and Fleck have experience in both the TV and film world, which Marvel considers a strength having such credits as Ryan Gosling's Half Nelson in 2006, Emma Roberts' It's Kind of a Funny Story in 2010 and popular TV series The Affair and Billions. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck at Sundance. While Marvel has yet to make an official statement on Boden and Fleck's involvement, EW has learned the duo will jointly helm the project.

When a Twitter user questioned if the company has a gender problem behind the scenes as well, the received a response from none other than Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson.

Previously considered Captain Marvel directors reportedly included Sam Taylor-Johnson, Jennifer Kent, Jennifer Yuh, Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria.

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Set to release in March 2019, Captain Marvel was the only Phase 3 Marvel film without a director in place, though it seems that's no longer the case.

Although part of a team, Boden would be the first woman to direct a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Subsequently, she gains powers such as flight, enhanced strength, damage resistance and the ability to absorb and re-channel energy. Well, with this announcement, it looks like screenwriters Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) & Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) may be approaching the finish line with their script.

Captain Marvel now has a 3.78 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the thirteenth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Comment below, let us know.

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