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Entertainment Weekly

Marvel

Captain Marvel screenwriter on writing Marvel's first female-led movie

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Black Widow may never get her own movie, but The Avengers will be less of a boy’s club when Captain Marvel arrives. Nicole Perlman is busy crafting the script for the film, which stars Brie Larson as the superhumanly strong Carol Danvers, and she addressed the responsibility of writing Marvel’s first female-led movie in a recent interview.

To be fair, Evangeline Lilly will technically be the first woman to headline a release from the MCU, but she shares the Ant-Man and The Wasp title with Paul Rudd. Captain Marvel is all Larson.

“I think that making sure that Captain Marvel is not somebody who is a hero in spite of her femininity is really important,” Perlman said on The Great Big Beautiful Podcast. “She’s a very strong character and her being a woman is part of that strength.”

She added, “There are things you wouldn’t think twice about Iron Man but you might think twice about for Captain Marvel.”

Many characters in the comics have used the named Captain Marvel, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed Larson to play Carol Danvers, a member of the Air Force whose DNA is spliced together with that from the alien Kree race. The results give her superhuman strength, flight, durability, and concussive force blasts from her hands.

Feige later teased, “When she’s introduced [in the films], she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had.”

Perlman explained of the process, “Since Marvel has done so many movies already, you really have to go out of your way to make sure her story is fresh and doesn’t borrow too heavily from the other films. She’s an incredibly strong and wonderful hero, but all the Marvel characters are.”

And if you have gripes with Larson’s casting, since the 27-year-old Oscar winner will be playing a successful member of the Air Force, Perlman isn’t too concerned about it.

“I had to consult with the Air Force yesterday and I brought up the age issue and they said that it was not out of the realm of possibility, that somebody could be very accomplished in the Air Force between the age of 28-34 and that you could go very far within that time,” she said. “I don’t think the age is going to be an issue. Also, obviously by the time the film comes out and by the time they finish shooting, Brie will be a lot older than when she was announced.”

Captain Marvel will be released on March 8, 2019.

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