The Captain Marvel has been one of the most anticipated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Brie Larson set to star and Mississippi Grind‘s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing, it looks like Marvel’s first woman led superhero film is in good hands. Not everything is completely solid though, as originally Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman were going to pen the screenplay.
That is no longer the case.
It’s being reported that LeFauve and Perlman are being replaced, as LeFauve has been tapped to direct Disney’s Gigantic with Nathan Greno. Instead Geneva Robertson-Dworet will take over writing duties for the Captain Marvel film. Robertson-Dworet is responsible for the upcoming Tomb Raider movie’s script, as well as writing the (who knows if it’s still happening) Gotham City Sirens.
Captain Marvel may still be a few years away, but it’s one of the most anticipated movies in the Marvel cinematic universe. We learned Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve were writing the film almost exactly two years ago, and it was mid-2016 that actress Brie Larson was confirmed to be playing the film’s eponymous heroine. The last bit of information to slot into place was who would end up directing the film.
And now we know that too.
Variety is reporting that directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be co-helming the film. Boden and Fleck are probably best known to audiences for directing Mississippi Grind, and are a solid choice to take on the task. The studio met with quite a few people about directing the film, so it’s clear they made a fairly well thought through choice with this.
Captain Marvel is currently scheduled for a March 8, 2019 release.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, the MST3K Revival has found a home on Netflix, SDCC sees the release of Justice League and Wonder Woman trailers, we finally find out who’s in Supergirl’s pod, Ghost Rider’s coming to Agents of SHIELD, Brie Larson’s been cast as Captain Marvel, the new Star Trek show has a name (and ship), and Trae and Nick went to Kitsune Kon.
And our computers barely kept themselves together… it was rough.
Note: Due to the normal server we stream to being down, we were forced to record this on a local machine… that couldn’t quite keep up. It gets a bit unsynchronized and the show goes on. And by “a bit” I mean “a lot.”
One of the most anticipated films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is their first woman-led film, Captain Marvel. We’ve been waiting to know who would play the titular Carol Danvers, and while rumors were swirling, we’ve yet to receive confirmation as to who would be suiting up for it. As expected though, Marvel made the big reveal at this year’s SDCC: Brie Larson.
Larson is best known to audiences for roles in films like Room, as well as television shows like United States of Tara and Community. She’s a phenomenal performer, and it’ll be interesting to see what she does with the part. Of course, the film is still a few years off, so we still have quite some time to wait to see her.
Captain Marvel is scheduled for a March 8, 2019 release.
This last summer’s Ant-Man may not have been the blockbuster hit that some of the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films have been, but it was still a pretty good (and profitable) film. Frankly, having a lighter, more comedic film sandwiched between the darker Avengers: Age of Ultron and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War was a brilliant move. Although Ant-Man had probably the most complicated journey to the screen (as it predated the shared universe in its development), it paid off.
Marvel’s roadmap has been pretty set over the next several years though, so fans wanting a sequel didn’t have much to hope for. Well, that is until Marvel made an announcement earlier today.
A sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp is now on the way, with a release date of July 6, 2018. It’ll be Marvel’s first film with a woman superhero in the title, even if she’s getting second billing.
Of course, this means there will be some scheduling changes to Phase 3. Black Panther is moving up to February 16, 2018, with Captain Marvel (which previously was going to be the first woman headlining film) pushed back to March 8, 2019. It’s a little disappointing that Carol Danvers’s big screen debut will be pushed back, but at least it’ll be because another woman character is getting the spotlight.
We don’t know who’s returning for the film, but it’s assumed Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their roles.
Marvel announced today that Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve have been tapped to write the Captain Marvel movie.
Perlman (of course) may be a familar name to Marvel fans as one of the writers of last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy (which was ours — and pretty much everyone else’s favorite movie of 2015). Meg LeFauve is best known as one of the writers of Pixar’s new film Inside Out.
So yeah, pretty solid team on this one.
Captain Marvel is a big deal, as it is Marvel’s first solo-film with a woman lead. Of course, we still have no idea who that woman lead will actually end up being.
Captain Marvel is expected in theaters November 2, 2018.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk about Syfy returning to Sci Fi, the massive announcements in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how GamerGate is ruining EVERYTHING, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack coming out on cassette tape, and how Funimation is now releasing simultaneous dub releases.