Marvel Studios is finally starting to branch off into some rather unexpected territory. After delivering some of the company’s most popular characters to the big screen like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, True Believers are starting to see a rather obscure, yet very interesting collection of heroes coming their way. By far, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ had to be the most out there project to emerge from the House of Ideas up until this point, Phase Two has also included the female-lead ‘Agent Carter,’ the extremely dark ‘Daredevil,’ and the upcoming ‘Ant-Man,’ which basically sounds like another Aquaman to people who don’t know better. However, Marvel’s risks have paid off so far and they are now able to expand their cinematic universe with projects like ‘Black Panther,’ ‘AKA Jessica Jones,’ ‘Inhumans,’ and a potential ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ spinoff. And now, it looks like the gears are starting to turn on another production that fans probably didn’t think that they would see.
‘Captain Marvel’ may have found a pair of writers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick was said to be interested in writing the script starring Carol Danvers, a character that she knows very well thanks to her acclaimed comic series featuring the badass Air Force pilot turned superhero. Another name connected to the script was comic legend Jim Starlin, but he was only being discussed as a consultant. Now, the new reports are saying that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ co-writer Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve of ‘The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys’ and the upcoming Disney/Pixar film ‘Inside Out’ are in negotiations to write the studio’s first female-driven feature film.
The interesting part about this duo working on ‘Captain Marvel’ is that Perlman and LeFauve are not a writing team. Despite that, Marvel’s Kevin Feige was apparently so impressed by both of their separate takes on the story that the folks at Marvel saw that the best course of action was to combine their visions into one film.
THR also notes that these negotiations have been ongoing for some time. Talks appear to have begun back in December and the various parties have been hammering out a deal since then. While I don’t know for sure, this extended period of time could be due to the two writers feeling each other out as partners. As a writer myself, I know that I don’t work well with every other writer, so it’s definitely possible that there has been some sort of trial partnership between Perlman and LeFauve.
Until we know for sure what’s happening with ‘Captain Marvel’ and it’s writers, let the speculation run wild. But first, do Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve sound like good choices to bring Carol Danvers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Could you see the Carol Corps being satisfied with the duo’s work if they are in fact chosen for the job? And now that there’s a general direction for the film thanks to some potential writers, who do you think will direct the movie? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Captain Marvel’ takes flight on November 2, 2018.