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Screenwriter hints that Marvel will have a female superhero movie very soon

Jul. 29, 2014by: Alex Maidy

As the number of superhero movies continues to increase, there has yet to be a film headlined by a female superhero on her own. Sure, we have Black Widow and Wonder Woman as strong, positive female heroes, but where are their own adventures without being supported by Captain America, Batman, or Superman? The wait may not last much longer.

Nicole Perlman, screenwriter on the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, shared a bit of what led her to coming onboard the James Gunn film which features a strong female presence in Zoe Saldana's Gamora and Karen Gillan's Nebula. Here is what she told Time Magazine.

"I cant tell you what the other titles were that they were offering up on the table, but I can tell you that one of them was a little bit more appropriate for me, just based on gender. I think they were a little taken aback when I chose Guardians, because there were ones that would make a lot more sense if you were a romantic-comedy writer or something like that."

Marvel could be looking to make a Black Widow standalone film or, more likely, there could be a Ms./Captain Marvel movie on the horizon. There are other heroes like She-Hulk or Elektra that could hold their own, maybe even Wasp, but Captain Marvel seems the safest bet. We also know that Kevin Feige has at least a decade more mapped out and eventually they may run out of strong, primary heroes to make into movies.

Whatever the case, Perlman passed on writing the film but with the box office looking solid for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, she may get the chance to revisit that project again if she so chooses. Stay tuned for the results after GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens this Friday.

Source: Time Magazine

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10:21AM on 07/30/2014
hahaha I couldn't stop laughing while trying to seriously read this "article"
hahaha I couldn't stop laughing while trying to seriously read this "article"
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8:36AM on 07/30/2014
No prizes for guessing my favourite marvel lady, though I assume Psylocke license is owned by Fox, can anyone confirm as Im a bit confused now with the whole quicksilver thing?

I've only just started to warm up to Scarlett as Black Widow to the point where I would be positive about a solo outing. But I've always thought Olga Kurylenko would have made a better BW, and Scarlett would have been a great Black Cat.
No prizes for guessing my favourite marvel lady, though I assume Psylocke license is owned by Fox, can anyone confirm as Im a bit confused now with the whole quicksilver thing?

I've only just started to warm up to Scarlett as Black Widow to the point where I would be positive about a solo outing. But I've always thought Olga Kurylenko would have made a better BW, and Scarlett would have been a great Black Cat.
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4:07AM on 07/30/2014
Marvel, She-Hulk or maybe Valkyrie. I'd prefer one with some actual powers. I want to see a hot babe smash some shit.
Marvel, She-Hulk or maybe Valkyrie. I'd prefer one with some actual powers. I want to see a hot babe smash some shit.
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1:57AM on 07/30/2014
Anyone do a female Thor joke yet?
Anyone do a female Thor joke yet?
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12:50AM on 07/30/2014
I will tell you that Katie Sackhoff has been in talks with Marvel according to her facebook page. May be unrelated.. Might not.
I will tell you that Katie Sackhoff has been in talks with Marvel according to her facebook page. May be unrelated.. Might not.
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10:23AM on 07/30/2014
well none of us care what she will do anyway, if you havent noticed she is pretty reviled here and just about all across the internet and America.
well none of us care what she will do anyway, if you havent noticed she is pretty reviled here and just about all across the internet and America.
10:55PM on 07/29/2014

Black Widow

After thinking about it for awhile, I really don't think there should be a Black Widow solo film. One of the best aspects of the character is her mystery, which I think has already been diluted a bit in both Avengers and Cap 2. Sure, she would reveal what happened in her past, but she was a little too emotionally honest about how her past has effected her. A whole movie about her would probably take away all of her mysteriousness.

Besides, after watching her fight aliens and robots by the
After thinking about it for awhile, I really don't think there should be a Black Widow solo film. One of the best aspects of the character is her mystery, which I think has already been diluted a bit in both Avengers and Cap 2. Sure, she would reveal what happened in her past, but she was a little too emotionally honest about how her past has effected her. A whole movie about her would probably take away all of her mysteriousness.

Besides, after watching her fight aliens and robots by the hundreds along side gods and super soldiers, I think watching her by herself would be a bit of a let down.

I say, let her remain that mysterious figure who could appear in any marvel movie at any time, don't make her more than that.

I'm hoping for a Ms. Marvel movie. If Hulk gets another shot at going solo, I would mind if She-Hulk got introduced by the end of it.
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11:08AM on 07/30/2014
I agree with your point and to add to that, at this point with the MCU they should focus on bringing more heroes to the screen. Not to say BW is not a hero, but where would an espionage fit into this where we've seen The Avengers take on invading Aliens, Thor take on Frost Giants and Elves, Iron Man has taken on numerous super powered villains, and Captain America has taken on armies. Plus there is GOTG that is trekking through space and Agents of SHIELD that covers all the espionage stuff on
I agree with your point and to add to that, at this point with the MCU they should focus on bringing more heroes to the screen. Not to say BW is not a hero, but where would an espionage fit into this where we've seen The Avengers take on invading Aliens, Thor take on Frost Giants and Elves, Iron Man has taken on numerous super powered villains, and Captain America has taken on armies. Plus there is GOTG that is trekking through space and Agents of SHIELD that covers all the espionage stuff on TV. Where would an espionage movie fit in at this point that's going to make any real impact?
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10:38PM on 07/29/2014
I think Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers would be the smart play. She's blonde and beautiful which will make mainstream viewers happy, but more importantly she is a badass of gargantuan proportions. If Marvel (literally and corporately) beats DC to a solo Wonder Woman movie, Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel will place herself as THE best-known female superhero in the cultural zeitgeist.
I think Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers would be the smart play. She's blonde and beautiful which will make mainstream viewers happy, but more importantly she is a badass of gargantuan proportions. If Marvel (literally and corporately) beats DC to a solo Wonder Woman movie, Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel will place herself as THE best-known female superhero in the cultural zeitgeist.
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11:46PM on 07/29/2014
Captain Marvel is what I'm hoping for as well, she'd tie in well with the Avengers AND GotG storylines as well. But who to cast? Kristen Bell comes immediately to mind though not sure about that.
Captain Marvel is what I'm hoping for as well, she'd tie in well with the Avengers AND GotG storylines as well. But who to cast? Kristen Bell comes immediately to mind though not sure about that.
9:34PM on 07/29/2014
Excited for it to finally happen and am curious what hero it will be. My personal top choice would be Ms. Marvel.

Side note, as Marvel begins to dig deeper into the catalogue of hero's for possible new franchises and solo films I wonder if Wonder Man has been brought up? Seems like an easy concept to adapt and different from previous orgin stories. He's a famous actor who gets superpowers. The reason I ask is because I think it would be so funny if that got made before a Wonder Woman movie.
Excited for it to finally happen and am curious what hero it will be. My personal top choice would be Ms. Marvel.

Side note, as Marvel begins to dig deeper into the catalogue of hero's for possible new franchises and solo films I wonder if Wonder Man has been brought up? Seems like an easy concept to adapt and different from previous orgin stories. He's a famous actor who gets superpowers. The reason I ask is because I think it would be so funny if that got made before a Wonder Woman movie. I would never believe someone 10 years ago+ if they told me we would see Quicksilver on the big screen two (3 if you count post credit scene) before we saw Flash... I would have thought they were crazy.
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9:24PM on 07/29/2014
Hey, hey, hey... what's going on with Psylocke, Dazzler, & Tigra in that pic. I'm sensing some lady love!
Hey, hey, hey... what's going on with Psylocke, Dazzler, & Tigra in that pic. I'm sensing some lady love!
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8:27PM on 07/29/2014
A romantic comedy set in Marvel universe? I can deal with that. Maybe She-Hulk or Black Widow movie.
A romantic comedy set in Marvel universe? I can deal with that. Maybe She-Hulk or Black Widow movie.
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8:02PM on 07/29/2014
Get Michelle MacLaren to direct a Black Widow movie written by Nicole Perlman.
Get Michelle MacLaren to direct a Black Widow movie written by Nicole Perlman.
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7:43PM on 07/29/2014
It's most likely going to be a solo Black Widow film. After the box office performance of 'Lucy' this past weekend, Marvel is obviously confident enough of giving Johansson her own solo film and perhaps own character franchise.
It's most likely going to be a solo Black Widow film. After the box office performance of 'Lucy' this past weekend, Marvel is obviously confident enough of giving Johansson her own solo film and perhaps own character franchise.
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7:16PM on 07/29/2014
ScarJo proving her box office cred this past weekend may well ensure a proper Black Widow movie, but they should definitely do a Ms Marvel flick as well.

While on subject, I'm starting to get psyched for 'Agent Carter.' It looks like they're approaching the series in the right way...eight episode season, overarching storyline, with established Marvelverse characters and a strong line-up of directors including the Russos and Joe Johnston. Quality, not quantity as we got with 'Agents of
ScarJo proving her box office cred this past weekend may well ensure a proper Black Widow movie, but they should definitely do a Ms Marvel flick as well.

While on subject, I'm starting to get psyched for 'Agent Carter.' It looks like they're approaching the series in the right way...eight episode season, overarching storyline, with established Marvelverse characters and a strong line-up of directors including the Russos and Joe Johnston. Quality, not quantity as we got with 'Agents of SHIELD.'
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7:10PM on 07/29/2014
Captain Marvel!! Awesome hero and would fit perfect with everything they are planning especially since Gunn said the Kree will be in GOTG2
Captain Marvel!! Awesome hero and would fit perfect with everything they are planning especially since Gunn said the Kree will be in GOTG2
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6:54PM on 07/29/2014
Black Widow seems logical especially after Lucy opened strong, but Elecktra already got her shot, eh?? Holy shit that was bad.
Black Widow seems logical especially after Lucy opened strong, but Elecktra already got her shot, eh?? Holy shit that was bad.
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6:51PM on 07/29/2014

It's too bad from a licensing perspective

As the X-Men have some of the best female characters in Marvel's line-up.
As the X-Men have some of the best female characters in Marvel's line-up.
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6:44PM on 07/29/2014
I want the first female led superhero movie to be Ms. Marvel. Then hopefully a solo Wonder Woman movie. I would love a Black Widow movie but I think it needs to be a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie.
I want the first female led superhero movie to be Ms. Marvel. Then hopefully a solo Wonder Woman movie. I would love a Black Widow movie but I think it needs to be a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie.
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6:12PM on 07/29/2014

My money's on a Black Widow solo movie

The character's extremely popular with fans and Scarlett Johansson proved she can successfully headline an action movie with LUCY. That alone should make Marvel/Disney see dollar signs.

That said, I'd love to see a She-Hulk or Captain Marvel flick. Or a . . .
The character's extremely popular with fans and Scarlett Johansson proved she can successfully headline an action movie with LUCY. That alone should make Marvel/Disney see dollar signs.

That said, I'd love to see a She-Hulk or Captain Marvel flick. Or a . . .
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5:44PM on 07/29/2014
the wonder woman effect
the wonder woman effect
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5:44PM on 07/29/2014
Ms.Marvel or Jessica Drew (Spider Woman)
Ms.Marvel or Jessica Drew (Spider Woman)
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5:53PM on 07/29/2014
Jessica Drew is already getting one of those Netflix series.
Jessica Drew is already getting one of those Netflix series.
6:07PM on 07/29/2014
Bigger Boat, that's Jessica Jones
Bigger Boat, that's Jessica Jones
5:38PM on 07/29/2014
ooohhhh please be psylocke and fantomex
call it...."Lovely Crabs"
ooohhhh please be psylocke and fantomex
call it...."Lovely Crabs"
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5:34PM on 07/29/2014
This is def not the worst "news" article I've ever read, but it's solid in the top 50. Pound for pound there aren't many great female super hero/villain female characters compared to the men - and in my opinion, Disney only has the rights to like 20% of the greats. But this article, is she talking ab the options Marvel gave her? Or Disney? BIIIIG difference, which is why this is a shitty article. At least it's not poorly written...
As for she-hulk, though some movies are bad, I love the
This is def not the worst "news" article I've ever read, but it's solid in the top 50. Pound for pound there aren't many great female super hero/villain female characters compared to the men - and in my opinion, Disney only has the rights to like 20% of the greats. But this article, is she talking ab the options Marvel gave her? Or Disney? BIIIIG difference, which is why this is a shitty article. At least it's not poorly written...
As for she-hulk, though some movies are bad, I love the risks comic movies are a able to make now. When Marvel gets to the point where they introduce a character like she-hulk, especially in a solo film, I think this thing will be dead.
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5:32PM on 07/29/2014
Ms Marvel would be great but give us a Black Widow movie. Scarlett deserves her own movie.
Ms Marvel would be great but give us a Black Widow movie. Scarlett deserves her own movie.
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5:16PM on 07/29/2014
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel
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