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Marvel announces Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as directors of Captain Marvel!

04.19.2017

With WONDER WOMAN just around the corner, all eyes are now on MCU's first solo female superhero CAPTAIN MARVEL. They've already cast Brie Larson in the role, but now they finally found their directors. Yes, plural. It seems the duo behind the Ryan Reynolds gambling movie MISSISSIPPI GRIND - Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck - are directing the feature. And apparently the casting process was grueling and in-depth.

I haven't seen MISSISSIPPI GRIND, but it looked decent. I am curious what made them stand out to Marvel, but then again who knew the guy behind ELF would be one of the main architects of the universe. My hope is the focus on character will be their main asset.

So what do you Schmoes think of this development? Yay or nay? Sound off below!

Meanwhile, Marvel's CAPTAIN MARVEL will marvel us in theaters March 8th, 2019. Marvel.

Extra Tidbit: Still they'd gone with Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel instead...
Source: Variety

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5:10AM on 04/20/2017

Great choice

Half Nelson was an amazing film.
But to say the guy who directed Elf sounds ignorant.. You know Jon Favreau wrote and stared in Swingers then directed Made way before directing Elf right?
Half Nelson was an amazing film.
But to say the guy who directed Elf sounds ignorant.. You know Jon Favreau wrote and stared in Swingers then directed Made way before directing Elf right?
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4:45PM on 04/19/2017
Kind of wish you had mentioned the rest of their filmography in the article. Half Nelson and Sugar are both great films. I'm excited to see what they can do with it, with very few exceptions, Marvel's taste in directions has been spot-on.
Kind of wish you had mentioned the rest of their filmography in the article. Half Nelson and Sugar are both great films. I'm excited to see what they can do with it, with very few exceptions, Marvel's taste in directions has been spot-on.
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4:06PM on 04/19/2017
Half Nelson, Sugar, and Mississipi Grind are all really good.
Half Nelson, Sugar, and Mississipi Grind are all really good.
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3:07PM on 04/19/2017

One of the eternal quotes of Kevin Smith (before the fall)

"In Hollywood, you sort of fail upwards."

Yeah, they directed 'Mississipi Grind', which on all accounts seemed to have largely not-sucked.
BUT they also directed 'It's Kind of a Funny Story'. ...
... you can't excuse THAT one.
"In Hollywood, you sort of fail upwards."

Yeah, they directed 'Mississipi Grind', which on all accounts seemed to have largely not-sucked.
BUT they also directed 'It's Kind of a Funny Story'. ...
... you can't excuse THAT one.
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3:01PM on 04/19/2017
i though captain marvel was a guy?
i though captain marvel was a guy?
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3:12PM on 04/19/2017
That's the DC Comics Captain Marvel.
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It's complicated.
That's the DC Comics Captain Marvel.
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It's complicated.
4:43PM on 04/19/2017
...And once you get into the history of Fawcett Comics Captain Marvel and Superman ripping each other off and him eventually being bought out by DC it gets REALLY complicated.

@filmus Basically, the easiest trick is that the DC Captain Marvel (the one in the red costume with the lightning bolt on his chest) goes by "Shazam" now and "Captain Marvel" is usually used to refer to this character (although there's another female Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe, like BojacRedleif said, it's
...And once you get into the history of Fawcett Comics Captain Marvel and Superman ripping each other off and him eventually being bought out by DC it gets REALLY complicated.

@filmus Basically, the easiest trick is that the DC Captain Marvel (the one in the red costume with the lightning bolt on his chest) goes by "Shazam" now and "Captain Marvel" is usually used to refer to this character (although there's another female Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe, like BojacRedleif said, it's complicated).
5:15PM on 04/19/2017
There has been a few (MARVEL) Captain Marvel, the 'guy' you're referring to is probably the first one:
Captain Mar-Vel, a Kree send to earth ans who became a protector of the earth, therefore considered a traitor by his race. He died of cancer.
In the mean time, Carol Danvers (the actual Captain) became MISS Marvel after being saved by Captain Marvel, while Monica Rambeau (an African-American woman) became the new Captain Marvel after his passing, with no connection whatsoever with the first
There has been a few (MARVEL) Captain Marvel, the 'guy' you're referring to is probably the first one:
Captain Mar-Vel, a Kree send to earth ans who became a protector of the earth, therefore considered a traitor by his race. He died of cancer.
In the mean time, Carol Danvers (the actual Captain) became MISS Marvel after being saved by Captain Marvel, while Monica Rambeau (an African-American woman) became the new Captain Marvel after his passing, with no connection whatsoever with the first one (even her powers), she changed name many times since then, including Photon (her powers being based on light).
Recently Danvers decided to call herself CAPTAIN, as a young inhuman became the new MISS Marvel...
Basically, as EVERYONE ELSE said, it's complicated... Even more if you get into the DC Captain Marvel (now Shazam), stuff !
10:20PM on 04/19/2017
ok thanks for clearing that up. For some reason i thought shazam but now ive read thats dc .
ok thanks for clearing that up. For some reason i thought shazam but now ive read thats dc .
2:55PM on 04/19/2017

About that Extra Tidbit...

They couldn't have. It's integral to the character that she has to be a fan of Carol Danvers, hence her name. The appearance of Danvers at least makes it possible for her to meet a geeky Muslim fan that could later have her own franchise.
They couldn't have. It's integral to the character that she has to be a fan of Carol Danvers, hence her name. The appearance of Danvers at least makes it possible for her to meet a geeky Muslim fan that could later have her own franchise.
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3:00PM on 04/19/2017
I'm aware of that, but you can adapt it. Just my two cents though, I like Brie Larson and am rooting for the film regardless. Honestly, I just hope all superhero movies are good.
I'm aware of that, but you can adapt it. Just my two cents though, I like Brie Larson and am rooting for the film regardless. Honestly, I just hope all superhero movies are good.
2:03PM on 04/19/2017
They also directed the very underrated 'Half Nelson' as well which starred Gosling (and even got him his first Oscar nom for Best Actor), and Anthony Mackie.
They also directed the very underrated 'Half Nelson' as well which starred Gosling (and even got him his first Oscar nom for Best Actor), and Anthony Mackie.
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