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Captain Marvel Director Shortlist Gains Another Name

Marvel Studios' upcoming film Captain Marvel won't reach theaters until 2019, but the pieces are starting to come into place now. During San Diego Comic-Con 2016, it was announced that Oscar winner Brie Larson has been cast in the title role, and she very well could make her first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in another movie first. The hunt for a Captain Marvel director has been on ever since, and the studio seems close to making their decision.

It was recently revealed that Marvel had trimmed down their potential shortlist to a handful of candidates, including Niki Caro (McFarland, USA), Lesli Linka Glatter (The Walking Dead, Homeland), and Lorene Scafaria (New Girl, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). Fittingly, the studio has made it a priority to give the Captain Marvel job to a female director, similar to Warner Bros./DC bringing Patty Jenkins on board for Wonder Woman. As Kevin Feige and company look for the right person, another name is being thrown into the mix: Rebecca Thomas.

The news comes courtesy of Jeff Sneider, who broke the development on his Twitter account. Thomas is most likely the mystery director Justin Kroll was talking about when the most updated list was made public:

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Captain Marvel Director Shortlist Gains Another Name