Marvel Studios is always in search of finding new talent, both in front and behind the camera. One such talent that has come to light is The Mandalorian’s Deborah Chow, as a new report reveals that the director has had talks with the studio about upcoming projects.
Despite the global pandemic, many future plans are taking shape at Marvel. The MCU is known for its planning which they do well in advance. It takes years of discussion for Marvel to find the right person for the right job. Marvel is known for transforming unknown and upcoming directors into some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jon Favreau, the Russo brothers, Scott Derrickson, Jon Watts, and other notable names.
As reported by MCU Cosmic, Marvel Studios has been in talks with director Deborah Chow about a number of potential future projects. However, in the report there’s no mention of any specific projects.
Marvel always does this, the studio will keep a lookout for any new director or writer with recent success and rising talent. This is similar to when the studio met with the directors of Bad Boys For Life, Adil & Bilall, back in January about the possibility of working together.
Despite having worked on many big projects for a long time in television, director Deborah Chow’s name exploded in the industry after she directed a couple of episodes in The Mandalorian last year. Chow is also set to be the single director of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series which further solidified her standing in the industry. This made her a hot name among the studios and Marvel wanting to quickly step in and attempt to lock in a directing deal with her just makes sense.
Deborah Chow Has History With Marvel
Also, Deborah Chow is very familiar with the Marvel superhero realm, having previously directed one episode each of Marvel’s Iron Fist and Jessica Jones on Netflix. Her other works include Lost in Space, Mr. Robot, Fear the Walking Dead, The Man in the High Castle, American Gods, and Better Call Saul.
Chow’s experience in both sci-fi and superhero genre makes her impeccable prospect for taking a bigger project for the MCU, which can either be a movie or a Disney+ show. The new report points out that the most likely project for Chow is Captain Marvel 2, which is set for July 2022 release. It’s clear for some time the studio is looking for a female director to helm the Captain Marvel sequel and that could be Deborah Chow. However there have been reports suggesting that Michelle MacLaren is being eyed to direct the sequel. Which is still not a done deal so it leaves the door open for this movie.
Considering the fact Chow will be directing Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which is scheduled to start filming in January 2021, her schedule will be full for most of 2021. Which would seem to conflict with when Captain Marvel 2 needs to begin production. Marvel has many projects in development in the next two years without directors attached to them yet, with Disney+ shows like Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. Again most of these will start production in late 2020 or the first half of next year, so this rules out the possible Disney+ options for Chow in phase four of MCU.
If she does end up doing something in MCU that would be after the completion of Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series. There are many other possible projects which are currently rumored to be in development like the Secret Invasion, Ironheart, Nova, or Secret Warriors. So it will be interesting to see when she will come on board and which project Deborah Chow is going to take.
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