It's got a talented creative team behind it
Captain Marvel will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the indie filmmaking duo behind films the Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling character study Half Nelson, the baseball drama Sugar, and the gambling movie Mississippi Grind. They'll be making history, too, as Boden will be the first woman to direct a Marvel film. Boden and Fleck's prior works are small-scale, naturalistic stories told with nuance and care -- pretty different than the standard special effects-driven Marvel fare. Like many previous Marvel directors, Boden and Fleck also have TV experience, having helmed episodes of shows like Billions, The Affair, and The Big C. The pair started shooting at the end of January 2018.
While there isn't an official writing credit for the film yet -- Marvel's collaborative writing process makes handing out credits occasionally a little tricky -- the script has been worked on by multiple screenwriters including Liz Flahive (GLOW), Carly Mensch (Weeds), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider). Boden and Fleck have been working on the script as well.