Holy director's announcements Batman! Um, Iron Man! There was a lot of new Marvel movie news in August, all of which are very exciting. Particularly noteworthy are the announcements that two new women directors are joining the MCU: Nia DaCosta (Little Woods, Candyman) and Olivia Wilde (Booksmart).
DaCosta, the first black woman to direct a Marvel movie (!), Will take over the direction of Captain Marvel from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who left the project earlier this year. Megan McDonnell (WandaVision) will write the sequel, which is slated for 2022. Meanwhile, Wilde has signed with Sony Pictures for Spider-Verse to develop and direct an untitled Marvel film. While we don't know the exact details yet, speculation points to a Spider-Woman movie … possibly Madame Web.
Two women-centric Marvel films led by two real women? Certainly brings a little smile to an otherwise difficult year 2020.
In other Spidey messages, J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier) in talks with Sony (they really come around the MCU) to direct Kraven the Hunter, a spin-off based on the notable Spider-Man anti-hero. Matt Tolmach (Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Spider-Man: Far Away From Home) and Avi Arad (Spider-Man: In den Spider-Vers, Spider-Man: Homecoming) are already working with the writers Richard Wenk (The Equalizer), Art Marcum (Iron Man, Mobius) and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Uncharted).
Since 2020 starts out as a real disappointment, it seems like some things are looking better, even if it's all about the entertainment industry. We hope we can enjoy these films on the big screen until they are finished.
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