Agent Carter Showrunners Will Write the Post-Secret Wars Captain Marvel Series

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 11:59AM
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 11:59AM
Agent Carter Showrunners Will Write the Post-Secret Wars Captain Marvel Series
Captain Marvel fans were devastated to hear that beloved writer Kelly Sue DeConnick would be departing from the series, but Marvel may have found the best replacement possible. Agent Carter showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are taking the wheel, and will bring an all-new spin to the character after the Secret Wars Marvel Universe reboot.

Agent Carter Showrunners Will Write the New Captain Marvel Series

"Marvel really wanted us to design what her mission is within the universe," Fazekas told Fast Company. "We know what S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mission is, we know what the Avengers' mission is, we know what Guardians of the Galaxy's mission is. So how does Captain Marvel fit into all that?"

"This is really meant to be the next level for Captain Marvel," editor Sana Amanat said of the series. "Carol is really meant to be a soldier and a commander, and also a diplomat. We're really trying to build up this space complex and this space world. You'll really feel like there's an extension of the Avengers world into space, but not necessarily lost out in the Guardians of the Galaxy cosmos. It's rooted in Earth but also an extension into the galaxy."

In the first issue, Captain Marvel becomes Earth's first line of defense against an extraterrestrial threat, namely a "ghost ship" that is headed towards Earth. There's no S.W.O.R.D. in the new Marvel Universe, so Carol finds herself taking on their role. Her new mission has led to some changes being made to the character, although Butters and Fazekas assure fans that the core of the character will remain the same. Strangely enough, the change that has been the most "controversial" so far is Carol's new haircut, but we won't even entertain those silly concerns here.

The new series written by Butters and Fazekas will launch from Marvel this fall.
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