The first female-led movie from Marvel Entertainment could also have two women writing its story.
Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote Pixar's upcoming Inside Out, are in negotiations with Marvel to work together in writing the studio's Captain Marvel film.
The Hollywood Reporter announced today that the two women could very well be the writers behind the Marvel movie about the female superhero Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers.
Marvel's President, Kevin Feige, initially announced the film last year, setting its release date for July 6, 2018.
"This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it," says Feige. "Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm."
In Marvel Comics, Danvers is an air force pilot who gets into an accident that melds her DNA with an alien's. This is what gives her super powers and turns her into Captain Marvel.
Perlman and LeFauve are not a writing team, but it looks like Marvel believes they will work well together. Marvel also specifically targeted women writers for the project, and it's likely the company will do the same for the director, which hasn't yet been named.
Of course, Marvel has not finalized anything with the two writers, and it's likely that some time will pass before all parties agree to a deal. However, these are the two most likely candidates to take on Captain Marvel and tell her story.
Perlman was one of the writers of Marvel's hit film Guardians of the Galaxy. Her current project is writing a comic for Marvel based on the character Gamora from that film.
LeFauve doesn't have any comic book movies under her belt, but produced the indie film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and once ran a production company owned by Jodie Foster. Her most recent project is as co-writer on Pixar's Inside Out.
Captain Marvel is one of our most anticipated female-led movies.
This Captain Marvel news comes shortly after Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren stepped away from the project, citing "creative differences." This strikes a blow for the film, and a character that's already seen a failed TV series pilot.
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