While people are still gushing over Marvel Studios’ upcoming superhero film “Avengers: Age of Ultron“, the studio is already on the hunt for a director to helm their first female-driven superhero movie, “Captain Marvel“.
As previously reported, the studio is looking to hire a pair of female writers for the movie. “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer Nicole Perlman and Pixar’s “Inside Out” writer Meg LeFauve are currently being eyed to write the script, but no director was attached to helm the project.
However, Collider is reporting that Angelina Jolie is currently in the mix to direct “Captain Marvel”.
Jolie originally started her professional career as an actress, but in the recent years, she ventured into directing and churned out 2 critically-acclaimed movies, 2011’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and 2014’s “Unbroken“. The latter is deemed an “Oscar snub”.
According to Collider, Jolie is “definitely under consideration” to direct the first female-led superhero movie by Marvel. She was first rumoured to direct it when OK! Magazine reported about it back in February. But after Michelle MacLaren left the director’s chair for the “Wonder Woman” solo movie, Collider also reported they are “hearing that there’s the possibility” Jolie could take the helm.
Shortly after the rumour surfaced online, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Warner Bros already hired Patty Jenkins to direct “Wonder Woman”, which will star Gal Gadot as the titular character.
It is unclear whether Jolie will take up the directing job for the Marvel movie, especially since she’s attached to direct her upcoming movie “Africa”. The movie, which will star her husband Brad Pitt, is set to begin filming this summer. But Collider also reported that the project could fall into development hell over financial issues.
Although she may consider Marvel’s offer, it should also be noted that Marvel has some issues with creative restraints too. Director Edgar Wright was supposed to direct Marvel’s “Ant-Man“, but he left the project at the 11th hour over creative differences. If Jolie comes aboard to direct, she will have to “work inside the studio’s mold so that there’s a visual and tonal consistency between inter-connected pictures”.
What do you think of the rumour? Do you think Jolie will direct the movie?
“Captain Marvel” was originally set to be released on 6th July 2018, but it is currently slated for release on 2nd November 2018.