A-list actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie is still being sought to direct Marvel’s first female-led film, “Captain Marvel.” An article from Collider reported that Jolie is “under serious consideration for the job.” A separate report from Screen Rant claims that the “Maleficent” actress was offered $20 million to helm the project.
Smith” launched her directing career with 2014’s “Unbroken,” a biopic about the Olympic athlete and World War II veteran Louis Zamperini.
The film exceeded expectations, earning $47.3 million at the box office during its opening weekend.
Jolie was also was rumored to be in the running to lead DC’s “Wonder Woman” following the departure of original director Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad) from the project, reportedly due to “creative differences.” According to The Hollywood Reporter , former “Thor: The Dark World” director Patty Jenkins has been confirmed to lead the Amazonian Princess in her solo outing in 2017. Jolie is currently set to direct husband Brad Pitt in “Africa,” a biopic about a paleo-archaeologist who protects elephants from poachers in Kenya, although reports say that the project is facing financing issues.
If the project falls apart, the actress could move forward to direct the Marvel film.
“Captain Marvel” will be Marvel’s first female-headlined release.
The story will follow Carol Danvers, a US Air Force pilot who develops powers during an accident in a restricted military based.
Her abilities include superhuman strength, flight, stamina, and precognition.
The character was introduced in 1977 as Ms.
Marvel before transforming into Captain Marvel in 2012. Several Hollywood actresses including Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Ruth Wilson have been rumored to play Danvers in the film.
Scribes Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) have been tapped for the movie’s screenplay.
“Captain Marvel” is due out in theaters on Nov.