Captain Marvel is still looking for a director, but the search is narrowing.
THR reported today that Marvel Studios is currently working with a shortlist of three prospective directors for the film, which is set to hit movie screens in 2019.
After naming actress Brie Larson as it’s Carol Danvers, the studio is preparing to send a treatment and documents to the candidates for the directors chair to give them an opportunity to deliver a detailed presentation on their approach.
Named in the report were directors Niki Caro, Leslie Linka Glatter, and Lorene Scafaria. Caro is known for her Oscar-nominated work on 2002’s Whale Rider, and is easily the leading contender, as she possesses the strongest film resume. Glatter has an extensive background in television, but may be a long-shot, as super-hero films have a bad history when it comes to directors without the experience of running a large-scale production. Scafaria is perhaps the least likely, as she’s never directed a big-budget studio film, although she does have several film credits to her name.
That Marvel is looking almost exclusively at female directors is a positive sign of the times, as they will be following Warner Brothers’ schedule Wonder Woman film, which boasts an almost entirely female production team.
Captain Marvel is slated to hit screens on March 8, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter