The following rumor should be accompanied by heaping dose of salt. According to OK! Magazine Angelina Jolie is being targeted to helm Captain Marvel. The first female led superhero flick in the MCU. Check out below for more details!
Following Marvel’s announcement of their Phase 3 slate running through 2019 fans have been eager to learn who would helm the upcoming projects. Of particular interest on the list (featuring the likes of Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok and Inhumans) is Captain Marvel. If OK! is to be believed Marvel is searching for a woman director to take the reigns of the female led hero flick. More specifically, Angeline Jolie is said to be the desired actress/director to take on the project.
After her directorial debut of Unbroken, Marvel is said to have been very impressed with her work and would love for her to take a stab at the Kree/Human hybrid. Angelina Jolie is a phenomenal actress but Unbroken suffered from what I believe to be poor directorial decisions. The story was one worthy of telling but the way in which it was showcased failed to inspire. That isn’t to say Jolie would be a poor choice. For a first directorial venture Unbroken was pretty ambitious and wasn’t the complete mess that it could have been in the hands of a lesser director.
Having Jolie attached to the film will bring a new set of eyes to the property that might dismiss the character due to her lesser known status among Marvel’s elite (though that didn’t stop the Guardians). There are a number of pluses to having her take creative control that tend to outweigh the negatives. Marvel could do a lot worse than Angelina Jolie. But if they can nap Katheryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) they should opt for her.
OK! Magazine is a gossip rag and this news shouldn’t be taken as anything more than a rumor for now. Though it does have its merits, treat it as it is. The magazine is a bit more reputable than some other trades out there so this may come to fruition but as of now, nothing is confirmed.
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