Is a “Captain Marvel” movie on the way? That’s certainly the hope of many fans, and Marvel Studios’ co-president Louis D’Esposito makes it sound like a realistic possibility in a new interview with Superhero Hype.
“There’s obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female leader superhero,” said D’Esposito, who directed Marvel’s “Agent Carter” short film. “We have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there’s an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?”
Captain Marvel, formerly known as Ms. Marvel and known in her day-to-day life as Carol Danvers, is often cited as an obvious choice for Marvel Studios’ first female-led solo film. She’s strong and iconic and bears the Marvel brand right there in her name. So what’s the hold-up? According to D’Esposito, it’s all about timing, and finding room in Marvel’s already busy slate.
“It’s hard,” he said, “because we have a small group at Marvel. We do two films a year. To get those two films done and to do them right takes a lot of work and manpower. And female-power, obviously. To add a third film and to just put in the slate right now is difficult. We have these next three, four, five films coming out and that’s what we’re really concentrating on.”
With Phase Two wrapping up in 2015, it shouldn’t be long before we hear which movies will officially make it into Phase Three — and don’t be surprised if “Captain Marvel” is one of them.
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