Watch: From Indies to Marvel - First Trailer Released for 'Captain Marvel'
Two indie film students made a Marvel movie and we're pretty psyched.
The filmmaking team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have long been stalwarts in the independent moviemaking community, having been cited as two of Filmmaker Magazine's prestigious 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2004. Both go-getting film students from the start—Fleck an NYU alum and Boden a Columbia University alum—the couple made several shorts before expanding their Sundance award-winning Gowanus, Brooklyn into a feature titled Half Nelson. That film, of course, went on to net a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for its leading man, Ryan Gosling.
After following up Half Nelson with the baseball drama Sugar, the big screen adaptation of It's Kind of a Funny Story, and the Ryan Reynolds/Ben Mendelsohn starring Mississippi Grind, the duo directed a number of episodes for television programs including The Affair, Billions, and Room 104.
The team's latest feature, however? That will be a "small indie" film by the name of Captain Marvel, the latest mega-blockbuster from Marvel Studios set to open in theaters worldwide on March 8th, 2019. Check out the just-released trailer below.
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