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Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, and Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote Pixar’s upcoming Inside Out, are in negotiations write Captain Marvel, one of Marvel’s key projects as it is serving as the company’s first female-driven movie.
The project was revealed during the studio’s frothy late October announcement and has a release date of July 6, 2018.
No director is involved at this stage.
Interestingly, Perlman and LeFauve are not a writing team but are being turned into one for this project. Both impressed Marvel’s Mr. Fantastic, Kevin Feige, with their separate takes; Feige and his team thought it best to combine the two for sensational results results.
(This is opposite of double development, a practice used by Warners for their DC projects in which writers are hired to work on two separate scripts with the goal of meshing them down the line.)
Marvel also made an effort to find female screenwriters to tackle the heroine. (Fun fact: When Marvel first had her own book in the 1970s, titled Ms. Marvel, the comic’s tagline was “This female fights back!”)
Dealmaking has not exactly been on going at the speed of Quicksilver with talks having begun in December.
Marvel is hero name of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project, and flight (even into space!).
Perlman (CAA and Management 360) was part of Marvel’s early screenwriting program and worked on the initial draft of Galaxy. She is now also writing a comic for Marvel, Gamora, based on the Guardians character.
LeFauve (Verve) is a producer with credits such as the very un-comic book movie indie The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys on her curriculum vitae and has a past that involves running Egg Pictures, the former production banner of Jodie Foster.
Marvel had no comment.
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