Anna Boden Is Marvel’s First Female Director

Are you ready? We are! 

The upcoming Captain Marvel, out March 8, is not only the first Marvel movie to star a woman in the lead role (Brie Larson) but also the first to be directed by a woman, Anna Boden. Yes! 

Anna and her directing partner Ryan Fleck are best known for documentaries and the 2015 indie Mississippi Grind, which means that Captain Marvel is their biggest film to date.

Apparently, it was their approach to the story that first attracted Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) President Kevin Feige. 

“Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers [Captain Marvel] and talking about her journey,” Kevin said in an interview last year. “When you look at the work that Ryan and Anna have done in the past, they are all amazing and very diverse character studies and journeys, and that impressed us.”

Head over to Marie Claire and read their exclusive interview with Anna.

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