Marvel Hires Stephany Folsom To Help Add Rewrites On ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Script

Dec 3, 2015

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It sounds like Marvel is looking to put a final polish on the script for the Thor and Hulk team-up buddy flick, Thor: Ragnarok, currently penned by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. They’ve hired newcomer Stephany Folsom, who recently landed on the Black-List (Hollywood’s best unproduced scripts) to help with final touches on the script and wrote The Princess of The North Sudan for Disney.

It’s interesting to see a female writer joining the group on Ragnarok, mainly, because there has been talk of multiple new female characters being added for the film. Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve are currently penning the Captain Marvel script, I assume Folsom is also involved to give perspective for the female characters, which is very refreshing on the part of Marvel.

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The rumors currently circling the project is that Valkyrie (almost used in The Dark World), Amora the Enchantress and possibly Hela, Queen of The Underworld (or a version of her) are expected to be apart of the film. I wouldn’t exclude the possibility of Karnilla The Norn Queen (her sister showed-up on Agents of SHIELD) appearing in some form too, not to mention Lady Sif potentially reprising her role for a third time, hopefully with a bit more depth than we’ve seen previously. Thor’s world includes many women and it’s starting to sounds like Marvel will now be exploring that aspect more than they have in the last two films.

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I will admit that I find it odd Marvel also isn’t asking confirmed director Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark, Boy, What We Do In The Shadows) for some help on the script, being an established screenwriter and comedian himself could add that Guardians of the Galaxy edge that Chris Hemsworth wants to see in the film.

Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo are the only two actors currently confirmed for the sequel.

 

SOURCE: HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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