Anna Borden and Ryan Fleck are the Directors

Discussion in 'Captain Marvel' started by Dyson, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    Great news that things are falling into place. I have never seen Mississippi Grind. Anyone have an opinion on it?
     
  2. legendkillin Registered

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    Never heard of them but that is the case for most Marvel directors. It is either we never heard of them or they are considered below average to average. Marvel has yet to make a bad movie so I trust them.
     
  3. legendkillin Registered

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    Also when a movie is in a universe, it is impossible to have full control. The directors are not going to make every single movie in the universe. I believe Marvel knows specific things they want in each movie and character. the directors get to add a bit but not go overboard trying to change anything.
     
  4. Darepool Registered

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    Who was considered below average?
     
  5. Mike Murdock Registered

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    This fits exactly how it was with James Gunn and Taika Watiti. My immediate reaction was "never heard of them," but I would come here and see someone who saw one of their films and said it was great. I think Marvel has earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to directing choices.
     
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    I bet I could give a general list of who a lot of Cinephiles consider the best directors in the world and people wouldn't know who they were...Being known is nice, but ultimately it means nothing in terms of talent. People who make (or have made) certain kinds of films will get more recognition then others. Genre films in particular. We'll see how this works out in the end, but I'm certainly optimistic based on the quality films they've made, which are so different then this. That kind of makes it more exciting to me even though it's more of an unknown.
     
  7. 2kt09 Snyder Rent-Free

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    Scott Derrickson
    Peyton Reed
    James Gunn
    Joe and Anthony Russos
     
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    Glad I skipped that episode.
     
  9. terry78 He will eat YOU... if you are wrong

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    I confess they've come a long way from having Kenneth Branagh and even Jon Favreau. Right now the guys they bring on board are more like, I guess your average joe director as opposed to big names or fanboy favorites.
     
  10. MOVIELORD101 Utter Smeghead

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    Why do I get the feeling they were hired in case the rumored writer's strike hits?
     
  11. 2kt09 Snyder Rent-Free

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    That phase was pretty brief (Derrickson & Reed). Gunn and Russos are also technically fanboy fav's among their respective niches.
    Waititi, Coogler, and now these two aren't big names,
    but they've built more inspired resumes.
     
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    Boden & Fleck would have to work quickly to polish the script before the 2017 WGA strike happens (a certainty unless the WGA reaches a new last-minute deal with the studios), but Captain Marvel doesn't start filming until February 2018.

    Variety's announcement regarding Boden & Fleck emphasizes that Feige wanted a solid script before hiring anyone (so they can still film CM on schedule if the strike lasts longer than expected). It wasn't like LaFavre & Perlman were still outlining the script, they've probably done several rewrites.
     
  13. psylockolussus Disco Mutant

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    I don't know and care about these directors, I just want to see the film already!
     
  14. Stark Bauer Wants 2b cast as Darkhawk

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    Marvel studios are hiring based on talent not solely on their names.

    The reason these directors are unknown to the masses is because these are directors of mostly indie underground projects and they have earned their roles.
     
  15. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Big name directors aren't everything. Darren Aronofsky is a good director but his adaptation of Batman: Year One sounded awful to me. JJ Abrams Superman film and Spielberg's Harry Potter also were not that good. Spielberg even came out and said in hindsight his approach to the material wasn't as good as what we eventually got.

    What matters most is directors who have a great understanding and vision for the characters and their world. A director that is creative and can execute a good movie.
     
  16. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Good choice, I loved half Nelson
     
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    I hadn't thought much about the strike, but I think Marvel is in a surprisingly strong position. It looks like they've got fairly final scripts for most of their Phase Three movies done. The only possible exception is Ant-Man and the Wasp and that benefits from having someone like Paul Rudd, who is a strong improvisational actor, in the movie (he also helped write the first film, so he's familiar with how the story needs to go).
     
  18. Speed Force Quips and thwips

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    Feige on why they chose them as directors

    https://www.fandango.com/movie-news...7611_725X175Xdc7139aff23cd0227c8531d96ec86e4f
     
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    I've never heard of them but Marvel has proven themselves in regards to hiring directors so I'm sure they'll do a good job.
     
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    Interview from a couple years ago.

    [YT]ullVUWO3BRw[/YT]
     
  21. Speed Force Quips and thwips

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    More from Feige
    http://www.slashfilm.com/kevin-feige-on-captain-marvel-directors/
     
  22. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    "..and to lead intergalactic teams"

    A hint at Carol's future in the MCU? Alpha Flight or Ultimates, perhaps?
     
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    Maybe guardians of the galaxy?
     
  25. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    If she's anything like the Carol of the comics...she would hate that, lol.
     

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