Captain Marvel has some high aspirations, but the good news is Marvel is bringing in some truly talented people to try and achieve it.
Marvel’s first female-led film already has an A-List star in Brie Larson, coupled with the talented directorial team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Recently the studio added Geneva Robertson-Dworet to write the script, and now they’ve brought in Oscar-nominated production designer Andy Nicholson to bring his expertise to the project (via Flickering Myth).
Nicholson already has a great relationship with Marvel, as he worked on the Joe Johnston directed Captain America: The First Avenger. His Oscar nod came from his stellar work on Gravity, and he’s also currently working on the Jurassic World sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which hits in 2018.
Things seem to be trending in the right direction for Captain Marvel, a film that Marvel Studios has been very upfront about in regards to taking its time to get it right.
The character is a crucial part of the mythos, both in the comics and going forward in the MCU, and thus far Brie Larson has enjoyed the process of bringing Carol Danvers to the screen.
“That’s one of the things that I’m so impressed with at Marvel – is that although they are this big company, at the same time their stories are really character driven and they care a lot about the journey of these characters and they understand that these films are a metaphor for the things that are very real in our lives,” Larson told THR.
Marvel has various plans in place for its cinematic universe, but that hasn’t hampered their ability to collaborate.
“There’s been a lot of talk about it, they’re really open to the things I have to say about it, and it’s super collaborative,” Larson said. “It feels like any other job at this point, which is really wonderful.”
Captain Marvel is scheduled to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.