Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel movie will apparently be directed by film-makers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
The pair – who were at the helm of indie gambling drama Mississippi Grind – are making the leap to superhero films, according to US reports.
Brie will play the titular character in Marvel Studios’ first female-centric superhero film.
She is an air force pilot named Carol Danvers, who gets special powers after an alien encounter.
The script is being co-written by Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Anna and Ryan also collaborated on the Ryan Gosling drama Half Nelson.
Captain Marvel is due to be released in 2019.