By Justin Kroll, Variety
Since announcing that the Oscar winner would be playing the titular superhero, the studio has taken its time in finding the film’s director, initially courting several women to take the helm.
Marvel was not available for comment.
The studio met with multiple contenders for the directing job, and sources say that Marvel not only wanted to make sure that the search was thorough, but that the script was in the right shape before signing a director.
The studio was looking for a unique point of view heading into a new era of films where they want to grow and change in a certain way that fits that new environment.
Execs met with the two numerous times and the pair impressed the studio time and time again with their vision for the heroine. Boden and Fleck have experience in both the TV and film world, which Marvel considers a strength.
Best known for their character-driven dramas like Ryan Gosling‘s Half Nelson (2006) and Ryan Reynolds‘ Mississippi Grind (2015), Boden and Fleck also directed episodes for such popular TV series as Showtime’s The Affair and Billions.
Inside Out scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script, which follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.
Feige is producing the pic.
The directors are repped by WME and Management 360.
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