Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Captain Marvel's big-screen debut isn't due until 2019 , but the last time I talked to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, he was bullish that he'd have both a star and a director signed for the film by the end of summer. At Comic-Con, he announced that Oscar-winner Brie Larson would topline Marvel's first female-fronted superhero movie, but despite reports in August that Feige has met with directors like Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Lorene Scafaria to helm the film, the Captain Marvel stewardship remains an open assignment. Yesterday, I sat down with Feige again and asked him to explain the holdup. "Now," he said, "I expect to have a director by the end of the year. We've been meeting amazing filmmakers, but often the way we work, as was the case on Doctor Strange and most of our movies, is that we have a … I don't want to say a 'road map,' but we have a general view of what the movie is and then we meet with filmmakers and share that with them and then they pitch it back to us in a better fashion." The director whose pitch best aligns… Read full this story
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