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Brie Larson Wasn't Sure About Captain Marvel Role

25 April 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During last year's San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson would be starring as Captain Marvel, which many had suspected for months. It was just recently announced that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will officially direct the new McU film. Captain Marvel will be McU's first female lead superhero movie and that comes with a lot of pressure for all involved.

The pressure of taking that leading role was not lost on Brie Larson. This is a big jump for anybody's career with a multi-film deal that will have the actress playing Captain Marvel across McU films for the foreseeable future. Vanity Fair recently sat down to talk with Larson about her decision to join the Marvel Universe. And she wasn't so sure at first that this was the right fit.

"It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think »

- MovieWeb

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Brie Larson says Captain Marvel is “a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up”

25 April 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With development heating up for Marvel Studios Captain Marvel, following the recent hiring of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck in the directors chairs, actress Brie Larson is busy prepping for the anticipated role.

In a lengthy interview with Vanity Fair, Larson spoke about why she decided to take on the role and said the main reason was to inspire young women and female fans in a genre that is lacking in female superheroes making it to the big screen on their own, but is slowly starting to change (Captain Marvel will be Marvel’s first female-led film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe).

“It took me a really long time,” Larson said to Vf. “I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, »

- Ricky Church

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Brie Larson Was Initially Wary Of Headlining Captain Marvel As Kevin Feige Teases “Firepower, Guts And A Great Story”

25 April 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Brie Larson is attached to the title role, the origin story is in place, and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have signed on to direct – all that’s left now is for Captain Marvel to begin filming in the early stages of 2018.

It’s taken an awful long time – too long, perhaps – but Marvel is finally ready to unleash its first standalone superhero movie headed up by a woman. And they’ve arguably selected the perfect actress for the gig. Brie Larson broke on to Hollywood’s scene with a fierce, yet beautifully vulnerable performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room – a performance that bagged Larson the Academy Award in 2016, among many other prestigious accolades – and the actress has since gained a foothold in the realm of high-profile actioners thanks to Kong: Skull Island and, to a lesser degree, Ben Wheatley’s old-school Free Fire.

But as Brie Larson reveals to »

- Michael Briers

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Here’s Why ‘Unforgettable’ Director Denise Di Novi Will Be the Woman Who Gets Another Shot

24 April 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This weekend, veteran producer Denise Di Novi saw her directorial debut, Warner Bros.’ “Unforgettable,” make an underwhelming box-office debut with an estimated $4.8 million for the weekend. For most women, that would be the kiss of death: Very few women get the chance to direct studio films, and underperformance means there won’t be an encore. That won’t be the case for Di Novi.

Read More: ‘Unforgettable’ Review: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson Are in Two Very Different Movies, But It Almost Works

Di Novi is like very few women in Hollywood. She’s an unapologetic product of the studios: After 20 years, she still has a rare overall deal at Warner Bros, where she was Tim Burton’s longtime producer (“Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “Nightmare Before Christmas,” his “Batman” films) as well as the shepherd to romantic hits like “Nights of Rodanthe” and Nicholas Sparks’ “A Night to Remember.” And, »

- Anne Thompson

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Here’s Why ‘Unforgettable’ Director Denise Di Novi Will Be the Woman Who Gets Another Shot

24 April 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This weekend, veteran producer Denise Di Novi saw her directorial debut, Warner Bros.’ “Unforgettable,” make an underwhelming box-office debut with an estimated $4.8 million for the weekend. For most women, that would be the kiss of death: Very few women get the chance to direct studio films, and underperformance means there won’t be an encore. That won’t be the case for Di Novi.

Read More: ‘Unforgettable’ Review: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson Are in Two Very Different Movies, But It Almost Works

Di Novi is like very few women in Hollywood. She’s an unapologetic product of the studios: After 20 years, she still has a rare overall deal at Warner Bros, where she was Tim Burton’s longtime producer (“Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “Nightmare Before Christmas,” his “Batman” films) as well as the shepherd to romantic hits like “Nights of Rodanthe” and Nicholas Sparks’ “A Night to Remember.” And, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Post-Credits Scenes: What They Are and What They Mean For the McU

24 April 2017 4:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t invent the post-credits scene, but the super-powered superhero franchise has taken the concept to wild new ends, using them — and there always seem to be plenty of them — to hint at storylines to come, introduce new characters and have a little fun while doing it.

James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” goes all in on post-credits scenes, and boasts not just one, not even three, but five extra scenes that add both fun and a generous dose of groundwork-laying to the expanding franchise.  Here’s what you can expect to see after the credits roll (and some hints as to what it could mean for the series).

(Spoilers ahead for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”)

1. Kraglin Gets a New Toy

During the latter half of the film, both Michael Rooker’s Yondu and Sean Gunn’s Kraglin play bigger roles »

- Kate Erbland

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Kevin Feige explains why Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are right for Captain Marvel

23 April 2017 4:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week it was announced that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) are set to direct Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel, and during an interview with Fandango (via The Playlist), Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige have explained why the duo were the right people for the job.

“We met with lots and lots of people as we always do, and had multiple meetings, and Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey,” said Feige. “We want filmmakers that can help us focus on and elevate the character journey so it doesn’t get lost amongst the spectacle. And there’s going to be a lot of spectacle in the Captain Marvel film. We’re pretty good at that at Marvel Studios, and have an amazing team that can help with that.

“But when we’re »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Spandex – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 confirmed, Captain Marvel finds directors, Phase Four plans teased, Joss Whedon talks Batgirl and more

22 April 2017 7:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cloak & Dagger, New Warriors, The Punisher, Deadpool 2, X-Men: The New Mutants, Batgirl, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Powerless, Gotham, Krypton, Static Shock and more…

We’ve got less than a week to go until the UK release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so as you’d expect it’s been a bit of a crazy week in terms of promotional material. So, take a deep breath, and sift through a batch of new images [see here], two new clips and a behind-the-scenes featurette [see here], a clip of Star-Lord and Gamora enjoying a dance [see here], another clip of the Guardians »

- Gary Collinson

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Best of the Week: 'Captain Marvel' Got a Director, 'The Beguiled' Got a Trailer and More

21 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Marvel Cinematic Universe: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Captain Marvel. James Gunn will finish out a trilogy with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 revealed its soundtrack details. Marvel won't be making any R-rated movies. DC Extended Universe: Joss Whedon doesn't want to cast a famous actress as Batgirl. Star Wars: Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars Episode IX. Rian Johnson explained how he changed Kylo Ren physically in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Aliens: Sigourney Weaver might be digitally de-aged for more Alien prequels. Alien will be re-released ahead of Alien: Covenant. X-Men: Leslie Uggams will be back for Deadpool 2. Fast and Furious...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Kevin Feige says why Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are right for Captain Marvel

20 April 2017 11:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We revealed yesterday that Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck had officially been hired by Marvel Studios to direct Captain Marvel for 2019, and now Kevin Feige has spoken out on the press tour for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 as to why they are the perfect fit for the high-profile superhero movie.

Feige spoke with Fandango (via The Playlist) about the journey in finding the right people to direct, and why Boden and Fleck are perfect.

“We met with lots and lots of people as we always do, and had multiple meetings, and Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey.”

“We want filmmakers that can help us focus on and elevate the character journey so it doesn’t get lost amongst the spectacle. And there’s going to be a lot of spectacle in the Captain Marvel film. »

- Paul Heath

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‘Captain Marvel’ Finds Its Directors – Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck

20 April 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Captain Marvel, an upcoming entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe lineage, has found its directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Captain Marvel Finds Its Directors Brie Larson was cast as the eponymous Captain Marvel, whose civilian identity is Carol Danvers. Her DNA will merge with an alien’s during her big screen debut, resulting in her obtaining superpowers. Kevin Feige […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘Captain Marvel’ Finds Its Directors – Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck appeared first on uInterview. »

- Matt Reisine

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Captain Marvel: Kevin Feige Explains Marvel Studios’ Choice Of Directors

20 April 2017 2:09 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Yesterday, it was revealed that the director of the upcoming Captain Marvel film was, in fact, two directors. The duo who’ll be taking the helm are none other than Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It was an unexpected choice, to say the least. If someone out there told you that these two were somehow on their radar, they’d be lying.

That being said, this choice falls right in line with some of Marvel Studios’ unconventional thinking in the past. They don’t worry about the “heat” of the director as much as their ability to tell a good story on any budget. But what was it about these two in particular that drew the studio to them? 

Speaking with Fandango, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige delved into his reasons for choosing Boden and Fleck for Captain Marvel.

“We met with lots and lots of people as we always do, »

- Joseph Medina

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Exclusive: Kevin Feige on Why the ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Were the Right People For the Job

20 April 2017 1:28 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Yesterday, it was announced that the filmmaking team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck would direct Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’ first solo film to star a female superhero. Today, our own Peter Sciretta sat down with Marvel Studios president and Marvel Cinematic Universe producer Kevin Feige and learned why the directors of small dramas like […]

The post Exclusive: Kevin Feige on Why the ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Were the Right People For the Job appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Marvel Boss Kevin Feige On Why Anna Boden And Ryan Fleck Are The Perfect Fit For Captain Marvel

20 April 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After meeting with “lots and lots” of candidates, Marvel called off the search just yesterday after the studio tapped Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) to take the reins on Captain Marvel – and Kevin Feige couldn’t be happier about the outcome.

At the ongoing press event for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Fandango caught up with Marvel’s head honcho – undoubtedly one of the most influential architects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – to discuss James Gunn’s spacefaring sequel. But as news of Boden and Fleck’s recruitment broke, the outlet also slipped in a question about one Carol Danvers, and it was here that Feige claimed Boden and Fleck are perhaps the perfect fit to helm the Brie Larson-fronted solo movie.

And though he tip-toes around pertinent story details, Kevin Feige told fans to expect “a lot of spectacle” with Captain Marvel, before stressing that »

- Michael Briers

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Captain Marvel Has Found Not One but Two Directors

20 April 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

According to Variety Captain Marvel will be helmed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, a duo that also directed 2015 drama Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds. I’m not really familiar with their body of work (I’ve yet to see Mississippi Grind) so can’t comment on how good a fit they are for Captain Marvel, but […]

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- Alex

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Kevin Feige Explains Why Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Were The Right Fit For ‘Captain Marvel’

20 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it was announced yesterday that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck would direct upcoming the “Captain Marvel” movie, diehard Marvel fans were a bit taken aback. After months of speculation with some pretty big names thrown out there — including Kathryn Bigelow and Angelina Jolie — fans were surprised to see the studio select two directors with a considerably quieter body of work.

Continue reading Kevin Feige Explains Why Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Were The Right Fit For ‘Captain Marvel’ at The Playlist. »

- Matthew Monagle

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The Filmography of ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck: An Introduction

20 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Yesterday, Marvel revealed that the directors of Captain Marvel are none other than Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, prompting people around the world to say… “Who?” This isn’t the first time that the media giant has gone from left field with their choices, hiring directors famous inside the world of independent film but not much farther […]

The post The Filmography of ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck: An Introduction appeared first on /Film. »

- Alex Riviello

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Mississippi Grind’s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Captain Marvel

20 April 2017 3:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The filmmaking due of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have reportedly been line-up to direct Marvel Studios’ planned Captain Marvel movie. The film has a release date set for the spring of 2019 and Brie Larson has already been set to the play the title character. More on the Captain Marvel movie directors below.

Marvel

Boden and Fleck are responsible for the likes of Half Nelson and It’s Kind Of A Funny Story and have also directed a couple of episodes of the TV dramas The Affair, The Big C and Billions with Damien Lewis and Paul Giamatti. As choices go, this is a big tick in our honest opinion for the Captain Marvel – able filmmakers with an incredible indie sensibility.

The character of Captain Marvel is also known as Carol Danvers, whose powers include flight, enhanced strength, durability and the ability to shoot concussive energy bursts from her hands. »

- Paul Heath

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Captain Marvel directors revealed, Aladdin casting update, Spider-Man in Avengers 4 and more – Daily News Roundup

19 April 2017 11:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvelous

Peyton Reed had let it slip earlier in the day, but Marvel and Disney officially announced Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) are set to helm Captain Marvel. The script for the movie, written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), has been praised by Marvel Studios and it was deemed good enough to seek out someone to direct. Read more here.

Marvelous Costume

We also got word on what Captain Marvel’s costume will look like, which you can read here.

From A Certain Point Of View

Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced a series of Star Wars spin-off movies, there have been various reports and rumours that Ewan McGregor would be returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a solo outing. Some news outlets claimed there would be a trilogy of movies, and one even went as far as to »

- Luke Owen

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Captain Marvel might not be imaginary after all!

19 April 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

While I remain skeptical about Marvel Studios commitment to their female heroes, they took a small step forward in making Captain Marvel a reality by signing directors to the project. That's right, directors, as in plural. The writer/director duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck won the gig. They're not doing the screenplay this time (which is new for them) but still co-directing. They debuted with the searing Half Nelson for which Ryan Gosling earned a well deserved Best Actor nomination. Their subsequent films (Sugar, It's Kind of a Funny Story, and Mississippi Grind) weren't quite as acclaimed but were respectable outings. They've recently been directing performance-centric shows like Looking, Billions and The Affair.   

What does this mean for the film? Well it bodes well for the acting (not that Brie Larson needs a lot of help there) since they always do right by the talent but we hope »

- NATHANIEL R

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