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Look forward to when it's no more newsworthy: Anna Boden on helming 'Captain Marvel'

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It's a double bonanza that "Marvel" is not just the first (MCU) movie to star a female superhero, but also have a calling the shots. Anna Boden, one half of the film's duo, says it would be great to see a day when women pitching in will stop being newsworthy.

"Marvel", the 21st film of MCU, has Boden and her long-time collaborator as directors.

While spreading love for the upcoming actioner "Marvel" at a press conference here on on Thursday, Boden was asked about her experience of being the first female to get attached to MCU.

She said: "This is a movie I really wanted to be a part of, so having that experience has been really amazing -- to work on this canvas and character that so many people care so much about.

"But it is 2019, and I think everybody here looks forward to the day when it's no longer newsworthy that a woman is directing this kind of a movie."

Her comment is only very relevant given how women backslid as feature film directors and face radical under-representation in the film world.

A recent report quoted by Variety said women accounted for eight per cent of directors working on the top 250 films in 2018, which was down by three percent from 11 in 2017.

In 2017, had made a statement by helming "Wonder Woman", also premised on a female superhero.

Expectations are naturally high from Marvel's "Captain Marvel", releasing in on March 8, celebrated as

Besides boasting of action-packed sequences featuring Oscar-winning as a former pilot-turned-intergalactic warrior Captain Marvel, the film will also touch upon emotions.

Larson, who underwent intense physical training for the role, said: "The film is so big, and there are so many aspects of it that are larger than life, given that, we are dealing with is a superhero with powers of fighting aliens in space.

"But the thing that grounds it in reality are the smaller moments, the reality, the character moments, the moments in between the big fight sequences... those were the things we spent time on to make sure they had as much care as a giant explosion."

Adding to that, Fleck said: "Like other Marvel movies, this one is going to have a lot of action. We have action in space, in alien planets, in the mountains and deserts, city trains... So, we do have the action, but what people may not be expecting is what Brie said, the emotional journey that they can go on."

The team was joined by actors and at the conference.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 12:02 IST