“Captain Marvel” will be getting a different screenwriter, according to Deadline. The original screenwriters for “Captain Marvel,” Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, were never able to complete a script for the film. Both were hired in 2015, but LeFauve’s directing on Disney’s “Gigantic” prevented the pair from penning the Marvel project. As Marvel wants to release the film in early 2019, time is of the essence.
Instead, Marvel Studios has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider”), who wrote Alicia Vikander’s rebooted “Tomb Raider” and Margot Robbie solo flick “Gotham City Sirens.” Her work has made the revered Black List twice, for “Hibernation” and “Ares,” the latter of which has been snapped up by MGM and will be directed by Anna Foerster. “Ares” is “the survival story of an astronaut whose space capsule crash lands in the African desert and whose mission to space was part of a large conspiracy,” according to Variety.
“Captain Marvel” will still be helmed by directing team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“It’s Kind of a Funny Story”), with Brie Larson (“Room”) in the starring role. The film will reportedly be set in the 1990s, with Captain Marvel fighting the Skrulls at the tail end of the Cold War.
“Captain Marvel” premieres March 8, 2019.