All the focus for Marvel is clearly on the recently released Captain America: Civil War, and while there are a ton of characters in it, one is not. It does introduce both Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland), but fans are still waiting to see Carol Danvers make her MCU debut. Last year there were rumors of her debuting in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but with Marvel not yet casting the role, it makes it pretty difficult to do just that.
With her recently (but unsurprisingly) being confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War, rumors of the director and actress sharing their first name people have been trying to crack the code. The heavy favorite for the role has always been Emily Blunt but there was not an obvious director that could be attached. That is until a recent rumor from ScreenGeek popped up saying that Emily Carmichael could be the choice.
This report is a lot of connecting the dots of the previous rumor and the assumption that Blunt is the choice. ScreenGeek did not report any sources telling them that Carmichael was the choice, but rather cited a fan’s keen eye. It’s worth noting that they are also the site formerly known as Peel The Orange that was responsible for several of Netflix rumors that have turned out to be false. As for The main points of the story are that screenwriter for Captain Marvel, Nicole Perlman, recently followed the director on Twitter and the following post on Instagram.
While it is currently not too interesting, the report claims that the original caption was “on my way to a Disney meeting” before changing to what it is now. This is a lot of speculation and should be taken with the biggest grain of salt. Personally, this “evidence” gives me no reason to believe that this is the case, but it is interesting. Another reason for me to be skeptical is what could be a response by the man that reported the original name rumor.
Scary how desperate some blogs are for traffic. Literally making up shit and connecting IMAGINARY dots. It’s embarrassing. Stop.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider)
Let us know if you think Carmichael is going to direct Captain Marvel or not in the comments below!
Captain Marvel is scheduled to hit theaters March 8, 2019.