From the moment that it was confirmed that we were going to get a Captain Marvel movie, there have been a huge amount of different rumours surrounding the project, with most of them being about which actress should play the lead role, as well as who will direct the project. One of the most recent rumours have claimed that Marvel only want a female director to take control of the Captain Marvel film.
While it did seem that this may well be the case, with a number of female directors being linked to the project, it seems that this is actually not true at all and that a male director could well end up taking on Captain Marvel. Marvel president Kevin Feige has spoken about the search for a director, insisting that they are not exclusive interviewing only female directors.
Feige explained, "That’s not true. We didn’t lay down any edict like that. When it came to Ryan Coogler, we loved both of his films and in particular, most recently, Creed. It coincided exactly with the start of our director search for Black Panther. Luckily for us, he was very interested and pursued it and we signed him up relatively quickly."
He added, "There was not a particularly large search. We got very lucky. In terms of Captain Marvel, we don’t send out edicts. That being said, we are meeting with many, many immensely talented directors, the majority of whom are female. I do hope they will have announcements certainly by the summer, before the summer’s end, on a director for that."
As for which actress will take on the lead role of Carol Danvers in the Marvel movie, British beauty Emily Blunt is the fans favourite for the role and has been heavily tipped for the project. Captain Marvel is due to hit the big screen on March 8, 2019.