Marvel has finally made it official that Captain Marvel‘s writers will be Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. The pair of ladies will co-write the script for the project which is said to be aiming for mostly female creative team including a female director. Perlman is best known for a co-writing credit on James Gunn’s Guardians of The Galaxy and Meg recently co-wrote Pixar’s Inside Out.
There haven’t been many names mentioned for director but a rumor that’s been circling since February suggesting that Angelina Jolie (Unbroken) is a top contender, she might be a pricey hire though. There was talk from OK! that the studio might have offered her $20 million to direct, I’m curious if this hefty fee includes an agreement to star as well.
I’m not holding my breath that we’ll be seeing Jolie star and direct, when there’s been such a huge fan-demand to see other actresses play Carol Danvers. I’ll be on team anyone but Jolie when it comes to casting but I’m totally on board to see her direct. I’m a big fan of her in movies like Hackers and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but that was a long time ago and her tiny frail frame totally took me out of Salt. It’s hard to ignore her action roots and if Captain Marvel is the right project for her then so be it. I’d still rather see someone like Emily Blunt or a new actress take the role, the problem being that people would see Jolie not Carol Danvers the actress would overshadow the character.
Then again, her lead role in Maleficent helped make Disney a boatload of box office cash and could be a driving factor to see her strap-on those action star boots once more. I don’t think fans are ready for a vanity superhero project, but are somewhat expecting that to happen with Ben Affleck directing the next solo Batman film.
Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve will together write Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” in theaters November 2, 2018, bringing Carol Danvers to the big screen in her first solo cinematic adventure.
Fans will recognize Perlman as the co-writer of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” last year’s smash hit introducing audiences to Star-Lord and his crew, while LeFauve most recently co-wrote Disney•Pixar’s next original film “Inside Out,” which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May before heading to theaters June 19.