Kevin Feige confirms the future of the MCU will finally see more female directors


Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the MCU will be getting more female directors. Captain Marvel’s movie is already the first to set off this trend.

Marvel Studios isn’t only showing love to its female superheroes. It’s also going to show more love to female directors. Granted, female directors are pretty much a version of real-life superheroes, but at least we can see a lot more female-driven Marvel narratives in the future.

As Kevin Feige and all of Marvel Studios are planning out the next phases of their Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, we now know having a more diverse range of directors is certainly in the plan.

Speaking at the Produced By conference, Feige confirmed that this is in the works for future MCU developments.

“I cannot promise that all 20 Marvel movies will have female directors but a heck of a lot of them will,” he said, according to Variety. It’s overwhelming to think that we’re in for at least another 20 movies in the Marvel universe, but at least we can look forward to this new, diverse range of directors.

Marvel’s already taken the first step by bringing on Anna Boden (It’s Kind of a Funny Story) to direct next year’s Captain Marvel. It’s the first female-led superhero film for the MCU. So (even though it’s taken 10 years) it makes sense that it’s the studio’s first film to get a female director.

Going forward, there are a few other projects that could use a female director’s touch. For one, the long-anticipated Black Widow movie is finally in the works. The Hollywood Reporter says Marvel’s eyeing several female directors for the film.

Ms. Marvel movie is also in early developments for the MCU. Kevin Feige hasn’t said much about the movie aside from the fact that they want to make it. This film would be a great entryway to have a Muslim female director to mirror the movie’s Muslim protagonist. If Marvel were to do this, they’d be taking tremendous steps in promoting a diverse industry that gives a chance to people who normally wouldn’t be considered for that type of opportunity.

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With Marvel being such a huge leader in the film industry, it’s a relief to see everyone is finally on board with diversifying the range of directors for their films. Patty Jenkins proved last year with Wonder Woman that audiences will support and love a female-led and directed superhero film. And we can finally expect to see a lot more diverse storytelling to go with it. You taking notes, Star Wars?