According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy (and who currently co-writes the Gamora comic book series), and Meg LeFauve, co-writer of Pixar's upcoming Inside Out, are in negotiations to write Captain Marvel, which has a release date of November 2, 2018.
THR reports no director is attached to the project yet.
The two writers reportedly both wrote their own version of a screenplay or treatment and Marvel Studios is going to turn them into a writing team to combine the best elements of each of their takes. And yes, the Hollywood trade reports Marvel did specifically seek out female writers.
Negotiations have reportedly been going on since December.
Marvel reportedly had no comment.