With Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige just beginning his press rounds for “Doctor Strange,” expect plenty more Marvel project updates in coming weeks. Today, he spoke about the “Captain Marvel” film and how finding the right director for the material is crucial.
Speaking with IGN UK, he says finding a female helmer to work on this particular adaptation is not essential but they are determined to do so:
“I do think it will be not a requirement to make a great version of Captain Marvel, but it’s something we think is important. With all of our movies, we want them to be different, we want them to find the new voices. I think the fun thing is we’re meeting so many great directors that we’ll bring one of them onto Captain Marvel, but we have future things to come [for the others].”
Feige says the reason they haven’t locked one down yet is that they’re trying to get more of the story set in place before a filmmaker comes onboard so they can talk about it with the filmmaker before bringing them onboard. Part of that is to do with limitations. In the comics, the Carol Danvers character becomes very powerful, and it sounds like she may be able to top Thor, The Hulk and Doctor Strange in terms of the power she brings to the screen:
“What is one of the coolest things about it is she will be by far the most powerful character we’ve ever introduced in the movie. ‘How do you find those limitations? How do you find those vulnerabilities?’ is something that is sort of at the crux of the story that we’re putting together. She has — as you know from the comics — an interesting story, and I think we have a very cool and unique way of telling that story. I don’t think it’s leaked yet exactly what we’re doing with her movie or how we’re doing it, but it will be cool. She will prove to be a very important character in our universe for all the movies.”
Brie Larson plays the role in the film which is currently targeting a 2019 release.