Captain Marvel Gets Guardians of the Galaxy and Inside Out Writers

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 10:55AM
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Captain Marvel
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 10:55AM
Captain Marvel Gets Guardians of the Galaxy and Inside Out Writers
While Warner Bros and DC Comics are currently putting out the fire of Michelle MacLaren's departure from the Wonder Woman movie, Marvel is quietly going about the business of shaping their own female superhero movie, Captain Marvel, into an even more exciting prospect than it was when it was first announced. Last night Marvel announced that they had hired Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy, and Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote Pixar's Inside Out, to write the studio's first ever female-led superhero movie.

Perlman's appointment may come as something of a surprise to some. Back when Guardians of the Galaxy was being written, Perlman became the studio's first ever female scriptwriter when she chose Guardians of the Galaxy as her assignment after rising to the top of the pile of Marvel's writing program. But then entered James Gunn who initiated extensive rewrites of Perlman's story. Gunn claimed it was his work that gave Guardians of the Galaxy the carefree comedic style which was so well-received by fans and critics, but many believed Perlman deserved more credit, especially after she had spent years in the build up to the movie researching everything that made Marvel's cosmic property tick. But, whatever bad blood there was between Marvel and Perlman (if there was even any to begin with), it would appear that everything has been put right just in time for one of the studio's most important projects.

So, with Warner Bros. and DC Comics seemingly on their way back to the drawing board on their own female superhero project, is this yet another small victory for their rivals, Marvel? In isolation, perhaps not, but if some reports are to be believed DC's loss of MacLaren could very much be Marvel's gain as many are speculating that the latter could be about ready to initiate talks with the Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones director with an eye to bringing her onto their Captain Marvel project.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for release on 2nd November 2018, while Wonder Woman is slated for a June 23rd 2017 release.
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