On April 20th, 2015, Marvel announced that they’ve hired Nicole Perlman and Meg Lefauve to write the script for the first female-led film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Marvel fans will recognize Perlman as the co-writer of Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and will be delighted to know that in addition to working on CAPTAIN MARVEL, she will also be working on the sequel to GUARDAINS as well. Most recently, LeFauve is known as the co-writer of the upcoming Disney-Pixar film INSIDE OUT, which is schedule to hit theaters June 19th, 2015.
While rumors are currently circulating about Marvel approaching Angelina Jolie to direct the film, no one has currently been hired to direct, nor has anyone been cast to play Carol Danvers. However, given Perlman and Lefauve’s track record with Disney, this announcement still seems to be promising news. Fans have long been clamoring for greater representation in the MCU even before CAPTAIN MARVEL was announced as a part of Phase 3; however, 2018 still seems to be a long time to wait to see Marvel present a female superhero to star in her own film. Back in 2011, Perlman also wrote a treatment for the ever “in-development-hell” BLACK WIDOW film, but hasn’t been given the opportunity to develop it further, much to the disappointment of fans (especially those who wish to know what happened in Budapest). Still, CAPTAIN MARVEL seems to be getting off on the right foot, even if Marvel has been a little slow to start in highlighting female super heroes on the big screen. In the meantime, Marvel fans can still look to the small screen to see Mockingbird, Quake, and Melinda May in AGENTS OF SHIELD, JESSICA JONES in her own series on Netflix in December of 2015, and even possibly a MS. MARVEL television show centered around fan-favorite Kamala Khan at the end of the year, as rumors are currently circulating around another ABC Marvel show that isn’t the previously announced AGENTS OF SHIELD spin-off, although that rumor has yet to be substantiated.
CAPTIAN MARVEL is scheduled to hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018.
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~ Megan Salinas
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