Marvel Studios has a ton of exciting projects in development, but there are two that stand out as the most anticipated amongst fans - Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
Both of these films represent milestones, as they aim to capture the first tentpole comic film focused on a person of color in the modern superhero era, and the first Marvel film with a female lead.
Black Panther is much further along in its development than Captain Marvel, as it's got a director and a full cast. Ryan Coogler is helming the project, and it's set to release in early 2018.
Captain Marvel, on the other hand, is in the much earlier stages of development. While Brie Larson has come on to star as title character, the film is still without a full script or director.
According to Variety film reporter Justin Kroll, both of these milestones are just around the corner for Marvel.
In a tweet on Thursday, Kroll says the studio has now ordered a treatment of the script. This means that multiple drafts of the script have been written, and it's now being submitted for revisions by the studio.
Captain Marvel Update: Studio getting treatment on script soon. Meetings with directing candidates to follow but not till the new year— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) December 14, 2016
The tweet also stated that the producers will be meeting with directorial candidates very soon. These meetings may not happen until after the new year, but that isn't too far away.
Marvel has been very open about trying to nab a female director for the film, and they have it narrowed down to four potential directors at the moment.
Niko Caro, Lorene Scafaria, Rebecca Thomas, and Leslie Linka Glatter are all finalistst for the position, and will meet with Marvel Studios regarding the film over the next few weeks.
Captain Marvel is slated to release on March 8, 2019.
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