The last update we heard about the "Captain Marvel" film involved the search for a director. Back in December, it was reported that Marvel would start taking meetings with potential directors at the start of the year. Now that we're a month into 2017, some fans are wondering if it's about time Marvel announced the film's director. According to Variety reporter Justin Kroll, who also broke the news of the director search in December, Marvel's not in a rush to make an announcement.
When asked on Twitter if there was any progress in the director search, Kroll replied that Marvel's not in a rush to announce a director.
@khevey6 Marvel in no rush, waiting to get a script they are happy with. No need to rush since PANTHER, INFINITY and ANT-MAN come before it
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) January 31, 2017
As Kroll's tweet points out, there are still a number of Marvel movies between today and "Captain Marvel's" release in March 2019. This year Marvel is releasing "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (May 5), "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (July 7) and "Thor: Ragnarok" (November 3). Marvel's just started filming their 2018 offerings, "Black Panther" (February 16, 2018) and "Avengers: Infinity War" (May 4, 2018). "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (July 6, 2018) will most likely go into production soon. "Captain Marvel" follows all of that, with its March 8, 2019 release date.
A report back in August 2016 said Marvel had narrowed down their list of directors. Now this new report says they’ll start meeting with directors in the new year, after a treatment is turned in from writers Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. We do know that the film will be an origin story, and that star Brie Larson has been researching her role.
Larson is expected to debut as Captain Marvel in “Avengers: Infinity War,” arriving May 4, 2018, before headlining a solo film, set for release March 8, 2019.
(via We Got This Covered)