‘Captain Marvel’ Getting New Origin For Solo Movie Says Screenwriter Nicole Perlman

Aug 11, 2016


It looks like Captain Marvel will be getting a fresh take on her origin according to co-writer Nicole Perlman.

She was a guest on the podcast Any Time With Vin Forte (via Heroic Hollywood) revealing that because of similarities to Green Lantern they’ve gone ahead to rework her origin.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a project where I’ve been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. She’s obviously such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently. But here’s the thing, if you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, that’s not what we want to do. There’s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen. And also, she’s her own person and she’s a great character. We have to be aware of what’s happened in other Marvel films and make sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world that’s going on at the same time. It’s a little bit of an interesting story gauntlet. It’s been good to have a partner. It’s been an incredible experience. If we can pull it off it could be an incredibly important but also really fun and kick-ass superhero film.”

Brie Larson was announced last month for the role of Carol Danvers with her expected inclusion in the Avengers sequels shooting this fall.

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Currently, Marvel Studios is meeting with female directors to tackle the superhero film, which I’m told now includes some Star Wars hopefuls that recently met with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy for anthology projects.

Shooting could begin as early as Fall 2017.

I’ve heard Spring-Summer 2018 is more likely as Marvel usually starts shooting films a little over a year from their release dates.


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