Now that Captain America: Civil War has been released, it means that Phase 3 from Marvel is well on its way. The movie did a great job at showcasing the Avengers we all know and care for, but also introduced us to two new characters we will be seeing later this Phase. Of course, Phase 3 would introduce us to a variety of new characters we have yet to meet. This yea, we'll be introduced to another new character in the likes of Doctor Strange, but there's another hero that is also on the way: Captain Marvel. For quite a while now, the casting of the character, as well as the director, is something that we continue to speculate.
The latest rumor surrounding the Captain Marvel movie is that director, Elizabeth Wood, being in talks with Marvel. The rumor comes from Wegothiscovered that reported the following.
private meeting was held last week between Marvel representatives and independent filmmaker Elizabeth Wood in order to discuss potential directorial duties
If you're wondering who this director is, she might be best known for her feature film, White Girl, which premiered at Sundance this year. It would make sense for Marvel to continue the route of getting indie directors for their films. We have already seen this be done with the other directors they have for Phase 3 including Jon Watts, Taika Waititi, and Ryan Coogler.
It is still unconfirmed if Wood will in fact attempt take on the Marvel film, but if her recent success at Sundance proves anything, she could be a great candidate. The director has received quite a bit of acclaim upon screening at Sundance as well as receiving the Grand Jury Prize nomination and a seven-figure digital distribution deal with Netflix. If she does end up finalizing a deal with Marvel, it seems that the character of Captain Marvel should be in good hands.
Although all signs are pointing to Wood as being the director, it doesn't mean it's set in stone. One of those names is Emily Carmichael, who is known for her short films, which have played at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW and Slamdance, and the Penny Arcade web series. The real question though is: who will take on the role of Carol Danvers A.K.A Captain Marvel? If there is any name that has come up more with Captain Marvel rumors, it's Emily Blunt. For now though, we will just have to sit tight and wait for confirmations on who will be the director and cast as Carol Danvers in the upcoming Captain Marvel film.
Captain Marvel Is Set To Open In Theaters March 8 2019