The Avengers: Age of Ultron press conference was held this past weekend, and there will no doubt be a lot of news on that film as well as those in Phase 3 being posted in the next few weeks. It has already been confirmed that the Russo brothers will be directing both parts of Avengers: Infinity War using a script from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The two will also be working on Captain America: Civil War. The studio will no doubt be working on the scripts and finding the appropriate people to write and direct these films. And a new report says that the studio is closing in on a couple of writers to pen the Captain Marvel script.
They may not be the most recognizable names at first, but they have huge credits. First is Nicole Perlman, who wrote a draft of Guardians of the Galaxy — she also came from the Marvel screenwriting program — and Pixar’s Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve. Hit the jump for more.
THR says that the two, who haven’t written a project together, are being formed into a writing team for Captain Marvel. According to the report, their separate takes on the character impressed Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. (If you recall, WB did the opposite, where they are deciding on which one of two Aquaman scripts they should use. But for Marvel, they thought it was a better idea to combine Perlman and LeFauve talent’s into one team for “sensational results.”)
We won’t go into Avengers: Age of Ultron spoiler territory, but Marvel has yet to announce a director and cast for Captain Marvel, so don’t expect to see her in the film as it is being rumored. Previous rumors attached Katee Sackhoff, Yvonne Strahovski, and Emily Blunt to the film, but no confirmation as been made as of yet. Apparently the studio is still trying to get the vision of the character, and once they’ve figured that out, we can start to hear of who the studio is looking at to star as their titular character and who will direct it.
Captain Marvel is tentatively scheduled for a July 6, 2018 release.