The Captain Marvel solo movie has undergone a small change in personnel.
As reported by Deadline, screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Gotham City Sirens, Tomb Raider) has agreed to take over and pen the remainder of the script alongside Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy). Robertson-Dworet will now pick up the reins from the outgoing Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), who is committed to co-directing the Gigantic animated pic for Disney.
Perhaps more than anything else, this is another sure-fire sign that Marvel’s long-awaited Carol Danvers spinoff is finally beginning to fall into place. Also of note, that Geneva Robertson-Dworet has seemingly wrapped work on the script for Gotham City Sirens tells us that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad spinoff may be further along than initially thought, even when you consider that Ayer looked to be heading for the exit door late last month. Granted, the Bright filmmaker has since debunked those troubling rumors and remains committed to the DC offshoot insofar as we can tell.
Getting back to Captain Marvel, though, and thanks to the studio’s big splash at SDCC, we know that Marvel’s first female-fronted solo pic will take place in the 1990s, at a time when Carol Danvers goes toe-to-toe with the Skrulls under the watchful eyes – and yes, that’s eyes plural – of Samuel L. Jackson’s MCU stalwart, Nick Fury. At least, that was the initial pitch.
The Hollywood veteran has since cast doubt on his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though whether this is merely a cute bluff to keep fans in the dark about Captain Marvel‘s story is still up for debate. Beyond that, over the weekend we caught another piece of concept art of Brie Larson in the title role.
If those online rumors are to be believed, Larson’s heroine will actually make her big-screen debut via Avengers: Infinity War next year – not unlike Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War – before headlining Captain Marvel on March 8th, 2019. Stay tuned for more on that front.