"Guardians of the Galaxy" co-writer Nicole Perlman and "Inside Out" scribe Meg LeFauve are in talks to pen "Captain Marvel," The Tracking Board reports. The Wrap subsequently ran its own report, stating that "an individual familiar" had the same information.
"Captain Marvel" is slated to be Marvel Studios' first female-led film. The movie will follow Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who gets energy absorption and flight powers following an accident that infuses her with Kree DNA. There is no director yet attached, though The Wrap states that Michelle MacLaren, announced today to have left Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" film, has been rumored for the spot.
Perlman was the first credited female screenwriter of a Marvel Studios film, through there were subsequent conflicting reports on how much of the final product was her script, and how much was "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn's rewrite. Perlman and LaFauve would mark two women writers on "Captain Marvel," a fan-favorite character whose recent resurgence has been guided by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.
Perlman is also set to write a "Gamora" comic book series for Marvel, announced last fall at New York Comic Con. "Captain Marvel" is scheduled for a July 6, 2018 release.