At this point, it isn't known if Charlize Theron is even interested in taking on the Captain Marvel role. Other actresses such as Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Katheryn Winnick have been rumored for the role in the past, but with the movie still three years away from release, it isn't known when a decision on the Captain Marvel casting will be made. Still, if Marvel does want Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel, one way to ensure her signing on could be to cast Charlize Theron.
We also reported last month that Marvel may be considering Ava DuVernay (Selma) to direct either Captain Marvel or Black Panther, but those rumors haven't been confirmed either. Would you like to see Angelina Jolie directing Charlize Theron in Captain Marvel? Let us know what you think below.Read More
Back in February, an unconfirmed report revealed that Disney offered Angelina Jolie a whopping $20 million to direct their upcoming Phase Three adventure Captain Marvel. We haven't heard much about her involvement since then, but the project is moving forward, following this week's report that screenwriters Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) have come aboard to work on the script. Today we have a new report from Collider which reveals that Angelina Jolie is still in contention to direct Captain Marvel, but she is also being sought to direct Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptation Wonder Woman as well.
This news comes just two days after Michelle MacLaren left Wonder Woman, citing creative differences. It isn't clear at this time if Angelina Jolie is even interested in taking on either project, but one thing is for certain: she cannot do both. Wonder Woman already has a June 23, 2017 release date in place, and Captain Marvel is set for release on November 2, 2018, so it would be virtually impossible for her to direct both of these big-budget projects.Read More
Director Angelina Jolie takes us behind-the-scenes on the Australian set of Unbroken in our exclusive featurette for the Blu-ray and DVD, which is available starting today. The filmmaker, who makes her follow-up to her 2011 directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey with Unbroken, explains that this Australian location helps audience members "feel what they must have felt," stuck in the middle of "this dense jungle." She also adds that she wanted the audience to experience how overwhelming this place really was for the characters, after being stranded at sea for so long.
Unbroken follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during World War II - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a series of prisoner-of-war camps. The inspirational biopic is currently available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures. Directed by Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, Unbroken chronicles the unbelievable true story about triumph over tribulation and the resilient power of the human spirit.Read More
While there have been murmurs of Joss Whedon possibly directing the solo adventure Captain Marvel for Disney and Marvel, it seems the two studios may have something else different in mind. They actually want a female director, and have approached Angelina Jolie for the job. This has not been confirmed or denied by either Marvel or Disney.
The news comes from the more respectable, yet still trashy, celebrity and lifestyle magazine OK!, who are usually fifty-fifty with their scoops and rumors. According to the publication, Disney executives have offered Angelina Jolie $20 million for the directed gig on Captain Marvel. They decided to go after the actress-turned-director after watching her second feature film Unbroken, which opened Christmas day. An inside source claims those involved with the decision making process at Disney and Marvel were beyond impressed with her skills in bringing the story of Olympic athlete turned POW Louis Zamperini to the big screen.Read More
Brad Pitt is in talks to star in his wife Angelina Jolie's next project, Africa. We first reported on this project back in Septmeber, when the director teamed with Skydance Productions for the drama, which is based on the true story of Richard Leakey and his fight against elephant poachers in the late 1980s. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently worked together on By the Sea, which marks Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort and the first time they will be seen on screen together since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wrote the screenplay for Africa, which centers Richard Leakey's quest to stop Kenyan ivory poachers from killing elephants before they became extinct. Before he took on poachers, Richard Leakey made a name for himself as a paleo-archaeologist who helped find the bones of an early human man. Skydance has a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, which is where the project is expected to land.Read More
After making her directorial debut with 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina Jolie returns to the helm with the upcoming true story adaptation Unbroken. The project is based on Laura Hillenbrand's book that chronicles the incredible life of Louis Zamperini, and, as we can see in an extensive new featurette, this movie was literally a half-century in the making. Louis Zamperini's family members reveal that the studio had optioned his life story over 50 years ago, with Tony Curtis originally set to play the Olympic hero, World War II veteran and prisoner of war, but the project never got off the ground.
Many years later, Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand came across Louis Zamperini's story, and turned it into the best-selling non-fiction book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which spent over 180 weeks on the New York Times best sellers list after its 2010 publication. The author herself recounts how she discovered this story in the featurette, while director Angelina Jolie revealed not only how she was inspired to make this movie, but how she learned that Louis Zamperini literally lived right above her in Los Angeles.Read More