Marvel Producer Says Hiring Directors Is About Picking The “Best Human” For The Job

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Marvel Studios hasn't had any female directors till Captain America's Anna Bodden, and some are hoping that the more female filmmakers join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, according to Marvel producer Victoria Alonso picking a director is mostly searching for the "best human" for the job.


The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Alonso about her experience working for Marvel and during the interview the publication asked when exactly fans would see the studio getting a solo female director.

"Soon, I hope. Here's the thing: We want the best person for the job. I don't think it's fair to the movie to say, "This has to be directed by a man," or "That has to be directed by a woman." I think it has to be a conscious search for the best human — and hopefully the best human, as we continue to fill out our slate, is half and half."

Searching for the "best human" for the job seems pretty reasonable. While some would want to see more women and people of color taking major creative positions in Marvel, it's much better that the studio hires the "best human" for each position instead of requiring that a director, assistant director, or producer be from a certain gender or ethnic group. Handing a position to a person just because they're male, female, LGBTQ or a person of color actually lessens the accomplishment gained.

Captain Marvel premieres March 8, 2019.

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