Marvel’s first standalone movie about female superhero, Captain Marvel, will be written by the team of Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. LeFauve co-wrote this summer’s Pixar movie, Inside Out. And Perlman is the woman who managed two firsts with her work on Guardians of the Galaxy — she was the first writer to tackle the story for the film and her take on it got execs at Marvel to put the obscure space comic on the priority list. She was also the first female scribe on a Marvel Studios film.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) April 20, 2015
As with any comic book superhero who’s been around for any length of time, Captain Marvel has a complicated history where multiple characters and both genders have worn the mantle. Marvel President Kevin Feige has gone on record as to what character will grace the screen when Captain Marvel hits theatres.
“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers. This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy, before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.”
Carol Danvers started out as part of the U.S. Air Force, but became Ms. Marvel after she was involved in an explosion with the male, Captain Marvel, which fused her human DNA with his alien Kree DNA, giving her superpowers. Eventually, she takes over the Captain Marvel name.
One of the more interesting aspects of the Captain Marvel character is that because her powers are derived from an alien species, her stories, in the comics, have crossed over into Avengers,Guardians of the Galaxy, Defenders, and X-Men. She could very well be the key to bringing all the various stories of the Marvel Cinematic Universe together.
As of this writing, neither the cast nor the director has been released. But that hasn’t stopped speculation from roaming the Internet. Suggestions for the lead character run the gamut from Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica, to Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones, to Emily Blunt of Edge of Tomorrow. It’s also rumored that Angelina Jolie is being considered to direct.
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— The Guardian (@guardian) April 16, 2015
Captain Marvel was supposed to make her first appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron — Joss Whedon had apparently written her into the script, but with the timeline for Avengers and no one cast as Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige said they decided they didn’t want to rush her appearance.
It was looking like Captain Marvel would be the only female solo movie, but maybe Black Widow will join her? Only time will tell.
Captain Marvel will premiere in theaters on November 2, 2018. Captain Marvel will be the third Marvel feature to open in 2018. It will follow Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in May and Black Panther in July.
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