Marvel has reportedly created a new writing team to pen the script for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel solo film, consisting of Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve.
The news comes from THR, who state that while Perlman and LeFavue have yet to work together, they both gave separate but impressive Captain Marvel pitches to studio head Kevin Feige, who thought it best to simply “combine the two for sensational results.”
Perlman is a veteran of Marvel Studios’ early screenwriting program, which accepted drafts and pitches from various writers in the hopes of finding talented scribes to pen the screenplays for future films. Perlman’s take on the little-known Guardians of the Galaxy comic got the greenlight and was expanded upon by James Gunn, becoming one of the studio’s biggest films to date. So, it makes sense that Marvel would opt to keep her around and utilize her talents for its first female-driven property.
LeFavue is a bit less experienced; she has two producing credits under her belt in the form of the 2002 indie flick The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and a 1998 TV movie called The Baby Dance. Pixar’s Inside Out – which she co-wrote with Josh Cooley based on a story by director Pete Docter – is her one and only writing credit, but it must have been enough to earn her some goodwill with Marvel parent company Disney.
Feige recently explained that Captain Marvel has remained absent from any MCU cameos in order to let the heroine’s solo outing accomplish a proper introduction. Now that writers are finally in place, we’re one step closer to seeing that come to fruition.
Captain Marvel does not yet have a director, but is slated to arrive in theaters on November 2nd, 2018.