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Rumor: Is Angelina Jolie being eyed to direct Captain Marvel?

Get your salt shakers at the ready for this one. A new rumor doing the rounds suggests that Marvel are courting Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel.

The news comes from OK! Magazine, whose sources state that “having a female director is a priority for [Marvel]. [Jolie] never thought she’d be in such huge demand as a director, and to be courted by Marvel after the Sony fiasco is a huge pat on the back.”

After seeing Jolie’s work on Unbroken, the comic book studio were so impressed they apparently offered her $20 million to bring the female-led caper to the big screen.

Her previous efforts - including directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood And Honey - don't strike as Marvel’s typical milieu. However, her bold style and unwavering enthusiasm would certainly bring a new angle to the MCU.

With or without Jolie, Captain Marvel is scheduled to open on July 6, 2018 (although it has now been postponed to accomodate Spider-Man's arrival in the MCU) (opens in new tab). It will revolve around the Carol Danvers-era of the comic book lines.

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.