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Emabulator 04-19-2017 01:52 PM

Captain Marvel Finds Its Directors
 

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

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Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve wrote the script for the Marvel Studios film, which will be produced by Kevin Feige.

Boden and Fleck landed the job after an extensive search. Last summer, Marvel had whittled down its list of contenders to Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria for the highly coveted helming gig, which will mark Marvel's first female-centric tentpole. The studio was making the hiring of a woman a priority for the project.

But Marvel was very deliberate in its decision-making, conducting several rounds of additional searches. The studio met with Lucia Aniello, who directed the upcoming female-centric raunchy comedy Rough Night, earlier this year even as it continued sharpening the script. Fifty Shades of Grey's Sam Taylor-Johnson, who helmed the highest-grossing movie of all time for a female director, also is said to have been approached. Earlier in the process, Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Jennifer Yuh (Kung Fu Panda 2) had been in the mix.

Along with Mississippi Grind, Boden and Fleck's other feature credits include the the 2006 Ryan Gosling starrer Half Nelson, which earned the actor his first Oscar nomination, though the bulk of the duo's work has been done in TV, including episodes of The Affair and Billions.

wunshot 04-19-2017 02:37 PM

So when Marvel finally has it's first bomb are we all going to agree that for women, by women doesn't work in comic book movies? I mean shit....their blueprint is so solid that failure shouldn't be possible at this point.

LostToys 04-19-2017 03:03 PM

Don't worry, you can always find a way to blame the failure/success on the co-director, a man.

So if the film is a great success, it was because of Ryan Fleck was able to make sense of all the estrogen dripping from the script.

If the film fails, it is also because of Ryan Fleck, because he got in the way of his co-director and female writers and didn't understand the female story they were trying to tell.

So, well played Disney. Well played.

Mad Max RW 04-19-2017 03:21 PM

Forced pandering is destined for failure. Ghostbusters taught them nothing.

Pumped'Up 04-19-2017 04:36 PM

DC needs to bring out their Shazam film to crush this captain marvel crap.

brandonjclark 04-19-2017 05:05 PM

Sounds horrible.

ashikenshin 04-19-2017 05:17 PM

I don't know what Captain Marvel does or what her superpowers are, I just have seen the amazing pictures and cosplay dedicated to her.

The actress is disappointing to say the least.

I think the female director will be credited the most if the movie succeeds and if it fails it will be the male director's fault.

ElektroDragon 04-19-2017 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Max RW (Post 2480643)
Forced pandering is destined for failure. Ghostbusters taught them nothing.

It's because of the utter decline in testosterone levels in the Western World over the past century (according to a radio ad I heard) that this has happened. Why else would men willingly give all power and control in this way? Emasculation of the gene pool due to much sitting around and not enough hunting, gathering, and physically working your ass off.

ElektroDragon 04-19-2017 05:33 PM

My point was maybe if all the SJW diversity males tried some free testosterone pills from radio offers, this would stop happening. :D

SpectralThundr 04-19-2017 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by wunshot (Post 2480640)
So when Marvel finally has it's first bomb are we all going to agree that for women, by women doesn't work in comic book movies? I mean shit....their blueprint is so solid that failure shouldn't be possible at this point.

For women by women doesn't work in any capacity, nevermind comic book movies.

Terran 04-19-2017 08:35 PM

I don't know...I think it has a shot. We'll see.

Evil Avatar 04-19-2017 11:43 PM

When Wonder Woman bombs I wonder if they will even bother to make this movie? Early box office predictions have Wonder Woman's opening weekend at less than 80 Million. I would bet it struggles to reach 60 million in the USA.

Warner will come out OK, because they went dirt cheap on the budget and marketing for Wonder Woman, but skimping on the FX and the marketing also means it isn't going to be as good of a movie as any Marvel movies and probably can't even live up to Batman v Superman or Suicide Squad.

When WW bombs, Marvel will be looking at Captain Marve, a hero no one knows and who hasn't been in a single feature, and I'll bet they just totally pull the plug. It does't help that they are using a virtually unknown doormat for the lead role.

mojo_x 04-20-2017 01:17 AM

This will fail and I will have a sensible chuckle when it does. And its failure will be 100% attributed to some male involved or just "misogyny" in general by the media :rolleyes:. Damn that patriarchy.

The character design pictured in OP is solid though.

Scherge 04-20-2017 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Evil Avatar (Post 2480666)
When WW bombs, Marvel will be looking at Captain Marve, a hero no one knows and who hasn't been in a single feature, and I'll bet they just totally pull the plug. It does't help that they are using a virtually unknown doormat for the lead role.

Ummm, Carol Danvers (See? I even know her name!:-) played a very prominent role in "Civil War II". I'll admit that I don't know much about her, because I'm not reading "Avengers" or any of the big event books, but she's been around for a very long time and has a solid set of powers. I also seem to remember she was a not-so-well-recovering alcoholic and led the Avengers at times, so there's definitely material for a movie. Also, she would make a good addition to the movie Avengers in my opinion. They sorely lack a more "physical" woman, and I doubt we'll see She-Hulk anytime soon (which is a shame, if you ask me).

Unless we're talking about Ms. Marvel. Then I got nothing.

That aside, didn't we all agree that "Wonder Woman" looked promising? ?:confused:?

Capt_Thad 04-20-2017 07:15 AM

Big fan of both Brie Larson and Captain Marvel, so hoping this does pretty well. This and Ant-Man were the only solo MCU movies I had any interest in when they announced their schedule.

Evil Avatar 04-20-2017 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Scherge (Post 2480675)
That aside, didn't we all agree that "Wonder Woman" looked promising? ?:confused:?

I think the trailer looks decent enough, I just feel like it is too similar to the first Captain America movie to really draw in a big audience. Wonder Woman has always struggled as a character, her comic book gets canceled every few years and DC always brings it back, but fans just don't latch onto that character.

Then I started reading that the box office predictions are pretty low for that one, so I think it will end up being a big flop for Warner.

Nowyn 04-20-2017 07:32 AM

See I dont get this.

Captain Marvel is a perfectly good character to make a movie on. Rogue even stole Carol Danvers' powers for awhile which allowed Rogue to fly and do all of what Carol Danvers could do.

I always liked Captain Marvel and the Carol Danvers character and she's been in the canon for some time.

I can see and understand the backlash for the new "Iron Man" being a chick, but Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers has been around for awhile and isnt some new SJW plot. 1968 with her first showing and then 1977 when she got her more popular incarnation. So you're looking at a character that has been around for almost 50 years guys.

I think alot of you see things and get worked up immediately, chill people.

Evil Avatar 04-20-2017 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Nowyn (Post 2480696)
See I dont get this.

Captain Marvel is a perfectly good character to make a movie on. Rogue even stole Carol Danvers' powers for awhile which allowed Rogue to fly and do all of what Carol Danvers could do.

This is a character that is virtually unknown to the public and a character who hasn't even had as much as a cameo in the Marvel cinematic universe.

That worked fine for Ant-Man, it will probably work out fine here. I just think it would have been smarter to do the solo Black Widow film and have Captain Marvel show up to be the super powered backup buddy before launching her into her own film.

Kind of like a female Batman v Superman.

Marvel is smarter than DC, not risking as much on budget. I'm still speculating that there is a good chance this film gets dropped if Wonder Woman under performs at the box office.

Nowyn 04-20-2017 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Evil Avatar (Post 2480697)
This is a character that is virtually unknown to the public and a character who hasn't even had as much as a cameo in the Marvel cinematic universe.

That worked fine for Ant-Man, it will probably work out fine here. I just think it would have been smarter to do the solo Black Widow film and have Captain Marvel show up to be the super powered backup buddy before launching her into her own film.

Kind of like a female Batman v Superman.

Marvel is smarter than DC, not risking as much on budget. I'm still speculating that there is a good chance this film gets dropped if Wonder Woman under performs at the box office.

See I agree with that, it does make alot of sense. I was kind of wondering why they were pushing the character without introducing her. Ant-Man worked like you said, but nobody really knows Ms. Marvel or Captain Marvel as she became later. Black Panther being shown in Civil War and then a movie later on makes it so people can relate.

I just dont understand the SJW stuff that some people were being thrown in. If they made the next Iron Man movie with a black girl instead of Tony Stark, I can see the point, but this character (regardless of how fringe she may be) has been around for awhile, where the recent "iron man" hasnt.

I'm all for calling something for what it is, but it kinda has to be that first.

I'm not optimistic for this movie though, there were other actresses names being thrown around that I thought would have done a better presentation, but we'll see.

Mad Max RW 04-20-2017 08:50 AM

Going out of their way to prioritize a certain group of people when hiring is precisely what sinks a project like this. It's not about who is best for the job or who understands and respects the source material while standing up for themselves. Behind the scenes every decision will be meticulously criticized and accusations of "you're only here because you are a -------" does great things for production. The whole thing wreaks as bad as Marvel's desperate search for any black director on the upcoming African super hero flick Black Panther when they never even considered someone like South African director Neill Blomkamp simply because he's white. It will eventually blow up in their faces as Ghostbusters did to Sony.


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