Not that I know for a fact that is happening,
that upon seeing Unbroken, Marvel offered Mrs. Pitt $20 million to direct Captain Marvel.
But for super-star Jolie that is hardly a lot. For you and me that sum is heart-attack inducing!
She made her directorial debut with the 2011 movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey.
She has teamed with her husband, Brad Pitt, for her 3rd feature, By The Sea --
in which she will be on the screen.
She has also set up Africa which follows big game elephant poachers.
And it, too, may once again star Brad Pitt in the lead role.
In an era when female directors are lucky enough to be regularly employed,
Jolie has used her capital and star power to become a solid director
and make the kind of films that we all claim to want more of.
In other words,
she’s the last female filmmaker on the planet that needs a gig directing Marvel’s Captain Marvel.
She is arguably the only female filmmaker for whom directing a superhero franchise tent-pole picture wouldn’t be a huge career boost.
She is making character studies, war-torn romances, and old-school “movies” for adults with the backing of major studios no less.
She is already making the “one for me” pictures.
What do you think?