Did Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander just let slip the name of the filmmaker who may be helming the upcoming Captain Marvel movie? It certainly seems like it.
After hearing over the weekend that Brie Larson was confirmed to be playing the titular hero, fans were left wondering who’d be sitting in the director’s chair. Rumors have surfaced in recent months pointing to Elizabeth Wood, Jennifer Kent and Niki Caro being frontrunners for the job, and now we have one more name to add to the list.
According to Alexander, Rachel Talalay may be in contention to direct the film.
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) July 25, 2016
For those unfamiliar with the director, she’s worked on episodes of both The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, and also done some stuff for the BBC on Doctor Who and the upcoming season of Sherlock. In the film world, she sat behind the director’s chair for Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and Tank Girl – hardly an impressive bundle of big screen credits, but her work on television leads us to believe that she may be capable of getting the job done here.
As of now, this remains pure speculation, but given that Captain Marvel will drop into theatres on March 8th, 2019, and Larson is now confirmed, expect to hear news on a director very soon.