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Captain Marvel movie to be written by two women, Marvel confirms

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Captain Marvel, the upcoming Marvel Studios film featuring the Carol Danvers version of the comics character, will be co-written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, Marvel Entertainment announced today.

The announcement confirmed a report from The Hollywood Reporter a week ago.

Perlman co-wrote Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which ended up in the No. 3 spot on the list of 2014's top-grossing films in the United States. LeFauve is a co-writer of Inside Out, the next Pixar film, which premieres June 19 and takes place in the mind of a young girl. LeFauve has also worked as a film producer.

LeFauve and Perlman each brought their own separate takes on the Captain Marvel character to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and they both impressed him enough that he decided to put the two women together as a writing team, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition, said The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios made a concerted effort to find women writers for the Captain Marvel screenplay. The film will be Marvel's first with a female lead character.

Captain Marvel focuses on the Marvel Comics superhero also known as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who ends up with the powers of flight, strength and invulnerability. Marvel Studios announced the film during a presentation last October with a release scheduled for July 2018, and later pushed it back to Nov. 2, 2018. Marvel has yet to announce a director or any of the cast.

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