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Nicole Perlman says writing the Captain Marvel script is "complicated"

07.15.2015

While WONDER WOMAN will hit theaters first, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY scribe Nicole Perlman and her CAPTAIN MARVEL co-writer Meg LeFauve have quite the task ahead of them. The first female-led Marvel Studios film has yet to cast it's lead, find a director, or even complete a screenplay. The film still has a long way to go before it hits theaters but Marvel Studios is in no rush to just get a film in production without making sure it is handled just right.

Perlman recently shared some insight with Wired as to where things stand with tackling CAPTAIN MARVEL.

“We’ve been talking a lot about archetypes and what we want this movie to be about and just how to write a strong female superhero without making it Superman with boobs. … Meg and I are doing a lot of brainstorming and we’ll catch ourselves and say, ‘Wait a minute, what are we saying [here] about women in power?’ Then we have to say, ‘Why are we getting so hung up on that? We should just tell the best story and build the best character.’ And then we have this constant back-and-forth about how to tell a story that is compelling, entertaining, moving, kick-ass, and fun, and also be aware of what those larger implications might be. It’s a lot more complicated than just writing Guardians.”

CAPTAIN MARVEL has to be handled carefully as it  features a character a lot of mainstream audiences may not be familiar with. Like DC Comics' Green Lantern, the title of Captain Marvel has been held by many over the years. With the film focusing on Carol Danvers, a military officer who gains a bevy of powers including psychic abilities, flight, strength, and more, the movie has to strike a balance that makes the character relateable without confusing audiences.

Fitting CAPTAIN MARVEL into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has likely already been figured out but the task of fleshing out her story is a big one. Marvel Studios has had a very solid track record, and if the buzz surrounding ANT-MAN is any indication, they can accomplish it even with characters that are not as easy as Iron Man, Thor, or Captain America.

CAPTAIN MARVEL is slated to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.

Source: Wired

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11:27PM on 07/16/2015
All I know, is that there better be a legendary hero, that dies of terminal issue; the rest is just fodder to me.
All I know, is that there better be a legendary hero, that dies of terminal issue; the rest is just fodder to me.
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11:27PM on 07/16/2015
All I know, is that there better be a legendary hero, that dies of terminal issue; the rest is just fodder to me.
All I know, is that there better be a legendary hero, that dies of terminal issue; the rest is just fodder to me.
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7:53AM on 07/16/2015
Dont wanna be like superman? Go with Kamala Khan instead of Carol. If Marvel really wanted to be diverse and had the balls they'd go with Khan.
Dont wanna be like superman? Go with Kamala Khan instead of Carol. If Marvel really wanted to be diverse and had the balls they'd go with Khan.
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2:03AM on 07/16/2015
I love Ms/Captain Marvel (The Danvers version). Frankly I don't give a fuck the character is a woman, I love strong women both mentally and physically. After all my last 7 girlfriends have been female bodybuilders/fitness women. But the surest way this will fail is if they concentrate too hard on trying to capture "female power" by being pc and worrying more about the social impact of the character, rather than just writing a great superhero movie character that just happens to be female. Next
I love Ms/Captain Marvel (The Danvers version). Frankly I don't give a fuck the character is a woman, I love strong women both mentally and physically. After all my last 7 girlfriends have been female bodybuilders/fitness women. But the surest way this will fail is if they concentrate too hard on trying to capture "female power" by being pc and worrying more about the social impact of the character, rather than just writing a great superhero movie character that just happens to be female. Next to nobody wants to go to see a big budget marvel popcorn movie to get slapped in the face every two seconds with social commentary, feminism, and pc bullshit. Make a badass superhero and whether the character is male or female doesn't matter and you'll have a winner. Yes its a great thing that Marvel is finally doing a standalone female superhero movie, but if they concentrate too hard on the female aspect above all else to compensate, it will fall flat to all but the hairiest of armpit feminazis.
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11:01PM on 07/15/2015
I don't know about the whole "more complicated than just writing Guardians" thing, but I certainly understand the difficulty of introducing a new character. Even so, there are many years worth of stories to pull from, so buckle down and get reading!
I don't know about the whole "more complicated than just writing Guardians" thing, but I certainly understand the difficulty of introducing a new character. Even so, there are many years worth of stories to pull from, so buckle down and get reading!
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9:09PM on 07/15/2015
It seems this movie and the impeding Wonder Woman are trying too hard on the whole feminism aspect. I understand that these will be the first two female lead comic book films and that it's important, but it just seems that they're getting stuck on the wrong parts. Just have a solid story that's worth watching and having a character that's worth rooting for (either gender). I mean if Marvel can make us genuinely care for a talking tree and a gun shooting Raccoon, then making a good female
It seems this movie and the impeding Wonder Woman are trying too hard on the whole feminism aspect. I understand that these will be the first two female lead comic book films and that it's important, but it just seems that they're getting stuck on the wrong parts. Just have a solid story that's worth watching and having a character that's worth rooting for (either gender). I mean if Marvel can make us genuinely care for a talking tree and a gun shooting Raccoon, then making a good female centric comic book film shouldn't be too difficult for Marvel.
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3:50AM on 07/16/2015
uhhh not sure the wonder woman movie is TRYING too hard on the whole feminism thing. DC isn't making a big fuss out of it. Seems like they are just choosing the best options for their built universe. Sure it has a female directing but thats about it. Its not like Marvel who seems to be playing the "oh its a black character, we gotta get a black director....oh its a woman? we gotta get a female director. look we are diverse, please pat us on the back"

lord, 3 DC movies in we have an israeli,
uhhh not sure the wonder woman movie is TRYING too hard on the whole feminism thing. DC isn't making a big fuss out of it. Seems like they are just choosing the best options for their built universe. Sure it has a female directing but thats about it. Its not like Marvel who seems to be playing the "oh its a black character, we gotta get a black director....oh its a woman? we gotta get a female director. look we are diverse, please pat us on the back"

lord, 3 DC movies in we have an israeli, a japanese, an australian, women, 3 black males, a native american, a blonde female, etc etc.
5:54PM on 07/15/2015
unfortunately for them...superman is superman with cock. So if shes like a superman and has boobs...so be it. Make her character WORK. It is her personality and who she is that defines her. Not her powers with tits. get over yourselves
unfortunately for them...superman is superman with cock. So if shes like a superman and has boobs...so be it. Make her character WORK. It is her personality and who she is that defines her. Not her powers with tits. get over yourselves
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6:11PM on 07/15/2015
just to clarify my statement. It isn't their breasts or reproductive organs that define them. So stop thinking that Superman with boobs is a problem because you are trumping that character because she has boobs. Great she has boobs....move on.
just to clarify my statement. It isn't their breasts or reproductive organs that define them. So stop thinking that Superman with boobs is a problem because you are trumping that character because she has boobs. Great she has boobs....move on.
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