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Captain Marvel may not be a character in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it won't be too long before we get to see her on the big screen. After all, Marvel Studios has announced that the character will be getting her very own solo movie in 2018. And while that may seem like a long way away, the studio is definitely thinking about it presently, as they are in the midst of enlisting screenwriters Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve to work on the script.
The Hollywood Reporter has broken word of negotiations between Marvel and the screenwriters - and looking at Perlman and LeVauve's past credits it's not hard to see why the Disney-owned company is interested in hiring them. Perlman gained a good deal of notoriety last year as a credited writer on James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, and Meg LeFauve is coming off of writing the screenplay for Pixar's wonderful-looking animated movie Inside Out. Their deal hasn't been signed yet, but the trade report suggests that things are looking good for the negotiations.
Adding an interesting flavor to this news is the fact that Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve actually aren't coming to Captain Marvel as a writing duo. In fact, THR says that the reason they are coming together is because Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was impressed by their separate takes and believes that they can work together to create something very special. Considering that this is the same guy who gave the directing gig for Captain America: The Winter Soldier to a couple of Community producers, and Guardians of the Galaxy to the filmmaker behind Slither, it's honestly hard to doubt Feige's instincts at this point.
Not too much is known about Captain Marvel at this time, but it has been confirmed that the solo movie will be following the adventures of Carol Danvers - a woman who winds up getting superpowers as a result of having her genes fused with that of a Kree. This accident allows her to fly, and both project and absorb energy - and she uses her powers to both fight the forces of evil here on Earth and in the deep reaches of outer space.
At this time there is no director attached to helm Captain Marvel, and it will be interesting to see how Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve's position is affected when someone is hired. Depending on who it is, and their experience writing the scripts for their own projects, the whole production could ultimately change course away from Perlman and LeFauve's contributions and turn into something completely different. At the same time, though, Marvel may wind up going on the hunt for a filmmaker who will make the exact film that Perlman and LeFauve come up with. Time will tell.
Captain Marvel is currently dated for release on November 2, 2018.