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.
While Captain Marvel doesn't have its lead actress set at this time, Wonder Woman still has Gal Gadot attached to star. While Angelina Jolie has certainly established herself as a strong director after just two features (In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken), she would bring an undeniable star quality to either project, regardless of who is cast as Captain Marvel, which makes it easy to see why both studios would want her at the helm of their respective projects.
Angelina Jolie is currently in post-production on her third directorial effort, By the Sea, which doesn't have a release date set at this time, and she was set to go into production on her fourth feature, Africa, which stars her husband Brad Pitt. However, financing issues with Africa may cause the project to be delayed, or fall apart entirely, which would open up her schedule to direct either Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel. Which project do you think Angelina Jolie should direct? Is she a Marvel or DC girl?