Marvel has decided who’ll direct Captain Marvel starring Oscar winner Brie Larson.
A lot is riding on Captain Marvel, as it’ll be the studio’s first female-led super hero movie*. Variety reports that the movie will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the directors of Mississippi Grind.
Variety shared several interesting details concerning the hiring of Boden and Fleck:
The studio had met with several contenders and sources say the studio not only wanted to make sure that the search was thorough but that the script was in the right shape before tapping who would direct it.
“The studio was looking for a unique point of view and they are heading into a new era films where they want to grow and change in a certain way that fits that new [vision].”
Execs met with the duo many times before the studio decided to go with them and time and time again the pair impressed the studio with what they wanted to do with this character.
Boden and Fleck also directed Ryan Gosling in the 2006 film Half Nelson.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters March 8, 2019.
*It’ll be the first female led solo film. Evangeline Lilly will co-star in Ant-Man and the Wasp opposite Paul Rudd in 2018.