Re: Capt. Marvel/Ms. Marvel Film? (Good idea or GREAT idea?)
Ms. Marvel needs to happen. The world needs a really good, female-driven superhero movie. Though it'll be for sure be called Captain Marvel, because a.) They want to align their film and comic properties, and she's Captain Marvel now, b.) Captain Marvel is an easier sell to male audiences than Ms. Marvel, and c.) No way Marvel misses the opportunity to put DC in a crappy position with their own Captain Marvel.
And to me, the obvious director/actor pairing for this is Kathryn Bigelow and Jessica Chastain. Carol Danvers is a military pilot and, in the Kelly Sue DeConnick reboot, is depicted as a perfectionist and a self-destructive adrenaline junkies. Marvel will definitely want to go after a female director, and military movies and self-destructive adrenaline junkie protagonists are Kathryn Bigelow's bread and butter. It's, to me, as natural and obvious a pairing of director and material as Captain America with Joe Johnston.
Plus, Jessica Chastain is a physically attractive woman at the right age who has shown enormous range and talent as an actor, she's hot right now, but not a huge star yet, she was already cast in Iron Man 3 before dropping out for scheduling reasons, but said she still wants to be in a Marvel movie, and she's starring in the upcoming Zero Dark Thirty directed by, hey, you guessed it, Kathryn Bigelow.
And boom goes the dynamite.