〉The scribes are in heavy talks to pen the Marvel superhero film.
The skies are clear and Marvel’s moving forward with their first female-led superhero film. Sources tell me that Guardians of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and Pixar’s Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve are in advanced talks to write CAPTAIN MARVEL. There were rumors swelling a few weeks back that Perlman could be in the running to write the film, but LeFauve had not yet been mentioned. Kevin Feige will produce the phase three installment, with Jeremy Latcham and Johnathan Schwartz overseeing development.
Based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers, created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan, who typically went by the moniker of Ms Marvel and Captain Marvel. Through her human/Kree physiology, she’s granted extraordinary abilities including flight, super-strength, speed, and stamina.
The film is currently slated for release on July 6th, 2018.
With Guardians, Perlman become the first female writer to pen a Marvel film. The screenwriter was a graduate of Marvel’s now debunked screenwriting program in 2009, where she began writing Guardians of The Galaxy. Prior to that, Perlman’s hot spec Challenger landed her on the 2005 Black List. She’s next set to pen The Fire Sermon adaptation for Dreamworks and re-write the action/adventure Dr. Livingstone for 20th Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, for Levy to direct and Hugh Jackman to star. She’s repped by CAA and Management 360.
Aside from co-writing Pixar’s upcoming animated comedy Inside Out, writer/producer LeFauve previously produced The Secret Lives of Altar Boys and wrote for the Cinemax series Outcast and the TeenNick series Gigantic. She’ll next write the Jodie Foster-led drama Soviet Cowboy. Verve and Zaftig Films rep the scribe.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor