CAPTAIN MARVEL Screenwriter Calls Task 'More Complicated' Than GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

"Captain Marvel #1" cover by Kris Anka
Credit: Marvel Comics
Captain Marvel #17 cover by  Joe Quinones
Captain Marvel #17 cover by Joe Quinones
Credit: Marvel Comics

Screenwriters for Marvel's 2018 film Captain Marvel might be focused on trying to tell the best superhero story they can, but they're also very aware of the groundbreaking role of the character as the star of Marvel Studios' first female-helmed movie. Writer Nicole Perlman, who also wrote Guardians of the Galaxy, told Wired that working on Captain Marvel with co-writer Meg LeFauve is much more stressful because of the "magnitude."

“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," the writer said at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "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," she said. "It’s a lot more complicated than just writing [Guardians of the Galaxy].”

Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released November 2, 2018.

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