Wonder Woman gave us our first female-directed Superhero film with Patty Jenkins. The film also gave us our first female-led superhero film starring Gal Gadot. Marvel’s Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson will be Marvel’s female-led superhero film. Captain Marvel will be co-directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Mississippi Grind). During this age of the Me Too movement and many other movements of women empowerment, we are seeing a much-needed change in Hollywood.
Marvel executive producer Victoria Alonso sat and talked to The Hollywood Reporter about Marvel movies being directed by women. She speaks on the Me Too movement also in the interview among other things. The interview is very necessary as she also talks about her marriage and her child. She’s from Argentina and has been living in LA since 1990.
She started off looking for a career in acting. She moved on to work in special effects. She first joined Marvel as chief executive of visual effects in 2006. She got a promotion in 2015 to her current position where she works as part of the three-headed dragon that makes up Marvel’s executives. She works with Marvel president Kevin Feige and co-president D’Esposito.
With the Ryan Coogler directed Black Panther breaking records across the globe, many people are wondering when we will get the first full fledge female directed Marvel film. DC has done so with Patty Jenkins and now they have added Ava Duvernay to the list as she will direct DC’s New Gods. My best guess is that we will see it with Black Widow. We saw a lot of women power in Black Panther, and I’m sure we will see it with Captain Marvel and Infinity War. The question at hand is, what about female directed Marvel films and Alonso had some pretty positive comments on the matter.
“Soon, I hope. Here’s the thing: We want the best person for the job. I don’t think it’s fair to the movie to say, “This has to be directed by a man,” or “That has to be directed by a woman.” I think it has to be a conscious search for the best human — and hopefully, the best human, as we continue to fill out our slate, is half and half.”
She is hopeful that the films will be half and half. Which is wonderful we need more women in charge in Hollywood. Especially after the horrors of what’s been exposed in Hollywood. Male directors are given chance after no chance no matter what. Female directors need that same opportunity. The future of the MCU is bright and we are all looking forward to it.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter