Rumor of the Day: Here are the three female directors on the short list for Captain Marvel

We already know who’ll be starring as Carol Danvers in the big-screen version of Captain Marvel, but the studio still hasn’t decided who will actually be in charge of bringing the film to life. Well, the list has reportedly been trimmed to three.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has narrowed its list of potential directors down to Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria. All three are female directors (something Marvel is keen on, understandably), and all come from diverse backgrounds, so it’s really hard to peg a frontrunner. Brie Larson is already attached to start in what will mark Marvel’s first female-led superhero flick, and a release date of March 8, 2019, was penciled in a while back.

Caro helmed the Oscar-nominated 2002 flick Whale Rider, and has also directed North Country, McFarland, USA and The Zookeeper’s Wife. Of the three, she’s arguably the most accomplished on the film side. Glatter has more of a television background, cutting her teeth on award-winning shows like Homeland, The Newsroom, Mad Men and True Blood. Scafaria wrote Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and her directorial debut was Steve Carell’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

So yeah, all of them are solid, and there's not one candidate who really breaks from the pack (which might explain why Marvel is taking so much time to whittle it down). 

Whoever lands the gig, they should be working from a fairly solid script, as Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) have been putting the story together for a while now.

So who are you pulling for to take the reins of Captain Marvel?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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