Jessica Wang
February 12, 2019 9:00 am

Anna Boden understands the uniqueness of each woman’s journey. And she is the is at the helm of Disney’s upcoming Captain Marvel, in theaters March 8th, alongside Ryan Fleck—making her the first female director behind a Marvel film. Captain Marvel also marks the franchise’s first female-led superhero flick, and the significance is not lost on Boden. During a set visit with reporters back in May, Boden discussed how she approached a feminist story that doesn’t necessarily seek to be all-encompassing of each woman’s distinctive journey.

Captain Marvel follows Brie Larson as Captain Marvel (also known as Carol Danvers), a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who gets caught in an intergalactic war between two alien races. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Gemma Chan.

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During the set visit, Boden also reflected on being the first female director of a Marvel film.

Watch the latest Captain Marvel trailer below.

Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8th.

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