Captain Marvel Three Directorial Contenders Identified For CAPTAIN MARVEL written by Sean Gerber August 24, 2016 Source: Marvel Studios After officially learning Brie Larson will star in the title role at Comic-Con last month, the media focus shifted to who will eventually direct the Oscar winner in Captain Marvel. The Hollywood Reporter has identified three top contenders: Niki Caro (McFarland, USA), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Meddler). THR cautions that all contenders are still in the relatively early stages of Marvel Studios’ extensive hiring process and more names could be added to the short list. Marvel Studios has the gift of time in making this decision, as Captain Marvel is not due in theaters until March 8, 2019. Pre-production is probably a year away from beginning in earnest. According to THR, the next step for each filmmaker is to draft a presentation of her vision for the film, based on a treatment received from Marvel Studios. That sounds consistent with the stories of previous Marvel directors who’ve publicly described how they were hired. I’m going to have to do some homework on Leli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria, but Niki Caro impressed me with McFarland, USA. I found the Disney sports feature to be one of the most underrated films of 2015 and you can read my review here. Captain Marvel is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). Marvel Studios had no comment on THR‘s report and likely will not comment until a director is chosen. Three Directorial Contenders Identified For CAPTAIN MARVEL was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Captain Marvel 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post DC Films’ DARK UNIVERSE Is Back On With Doug Liman next post Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE Expands Its Writing Community You may also like Marvel Confirms CAPTAIN MARVEL Scribes April 20, 2015 Marvel Circles A Pair Of Writers For... April 15, 2015 Brie Larson Is The Top Choice For... June 1, 2016 CAPTAIN MARVEL Will Get An Updated Origin... August 11, 2016 Ben Yamano Alan Taylor aside, I have been happy with all of Marvel’s directors, so I would trust any of these choices but I am pulling so hard for Lorene Scafaria. I loved Nick and Nora and Seeking a Friend is one of my favorite movies of the decade so far (that ending!). I was just watching the trailer for The Meddler the other day and got excited because I didn’t know she directed it. Hope she gets her big break.