Marvel is in talks with Inside Out and Guardians of the Galaxy writers to pen the script for the female-led Captain Marvel.
With Captain Marvel scheduled for July 6, 2018, Marvel is assembling an ambitious writing team to take a stab at the screenplay.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Marvel is in talks with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote Pixar’s upcoming Inside Out.
The pair have not worked together before, but would collaborate on the screenplay for Marvel’s first female-centric superhero movie (as opposed to being commissioned for two separate drafts).
Captain Marvel will follow hero Carol Danvers, an air force pilot who obtains superpowers after her DNA fuses with that of an alien.
Captain Marvel’s powers include super strength and the ability to fly.
Interestingly, the character was originally set to debut in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, but was cut out of the script.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has previously spoken to MTV about the decision to hold off Captain Marvel’s introduction, saying, “We didn’t want to introduce her fully-formed flying in a costume before you got to know who she was and how she came to be.”
Meanwhile, DC Comics is pushing ahead with Wonder Woman, set to hit cinemas in 2017. But having just lost their director, we’re hoping the project won’t face a setback.