Marvel Studios has hired American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to direct Captain Marvel.
They are best known for writing and directing movies such as Sugar (2008), It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and Mississippi Grind (2015).
Surprisingly, The duo weren’t part of the shortlist of directors for the movie that included Rebecca Thomas, Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter, Jennifer Kent, Jennifer Yuh and others.
“Execs met with the duo many times before the studio decided to go with them and time and time agan [sic] the pair impressed the studio with what they wanted to do with this character,” reports Variety.
Previously, Boden and Fleck were being considered to direct Guardians of the Galaxy.
Written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, production will be handled by Kevin Feige.
Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz will serve as executive producers alongside Stan Lee.
The film follows “Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident.
The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy project, and flight.”
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.