Updated August 30, 2016: A fourth contender has reportedly emerged to direct the 2019 Captain Marvel film for Marvel Studios. According to Mashable Senior Film Reporter Jeff Sneider, Universal Pictures’ The Little Mermaid director Rebecca Thomas has been in contention for the role going back “months.”
Original Story: Though Captain Marvel now has its star in Brie Larson, it os still in need of a director. Through an exhaustive search, Marvel Studios has reportedly narrowed the field to three contenders.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the list of possible Captain Marvel directors has come down to Whale Rider's Niki Caro, Lorene Scafaria of Seeking A Friend For The End of the World, and television director Lesli Linka Glatter, whose credits include Ray Donovan, True Blood, Mad Men, and The West Wing.
Captain Marvel is scheduled for a March 8, 2019 theatrical release.