The search narrows.
Captain Marvel recently got a Captain Marvel, now all it needs is a director. The film is still a ways off, as it doesn’t hit theaters until March 8th, 2019, but that doesn’t mean Marvel doesn’t have its eyes on a few choice directors. (Hint: They do.)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has narrowed it down to three choices: Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria are all the last three remaining directors on the shortlist. Although THR does clarify that this shortlist doesn’t necessarily mean more names couldn’t be added in the future.
It’s obvious Marvel is going after a woman to direct this film, and any one of these ladies would be a fine choice. Niki Caro is known mostly for her work on Whale Rider, while Glatter is famous for her TV work, directing episodes of shows such as Homeland, The West Wing, and Mad Men. Rounding out our list is Lorene Scafaria, writer of a personal favorite of mine, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and director of another favorite, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
This list used to be longer, The Babadook’s Jennifer Kent used to count her self among the lucky few in the running to direct Captain Marvel, but much to my personal dismay, this is no longer the case.
Personally, I’d be happy with any of these potential choices, but I do have to give a slight edge to Lorene Scafaria, as I enjoy her work the most out of these three, but I’m not picky! I’m just excited that we’re getting closer to locking down a director for this film.
Who do you guys want to see direct Captain Marvel?