Nicole Perlman, who you more than likely know for co-writing Marvel’s smash hit Guardian’s of The Galaxy, has managed to become a staple at Marvel* these days. A graduate of Marvel’s now-defunct writers’ group, she achieved much acclaim for her work on the out of left field Marvel property that took the box office by storm during the summer of 2014. Perlman’s back at Marvel again and now she’s teamed up with Meg Lefauve, the co-writer of “Inside Out“, to pen the script for Captain Marvel. Of her collaborator, Perlman described her co-writer praisingly:
“When I met Meg, I felt this person is so fantastic, and that I’m so lucky to be working with her. And she and I are tackling the script”
Having two top female screenwriters on board, with a still yet unannounced woman as director, it is clear Marvel Studios is intent on putting their best foot forward as they introduce their first female-led film to the world. Perlman, as co-screenwriter, definitely feels the responsibility of bringing Carol Danvers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a project where I’ve been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. She’s such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue Deconnick did a great run with her story arc recently. But here’s the thing, if you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, that’s not what we want to do. There’s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen. And also, she’s her own person and she’s a great character. We have to be aware of what’s happened in other Marvel film and makes sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world that’s going on at the same time. It’s a little bit of an interesting story gauntlet. It’s been good to have a partner. It’s been an incredible experience. If we can pull it off it could be an incredibly important but also really fun and kick-ass superhero film.”
While it seems that the Captain Marvel we’ll see in the film will be a bit different from the one in the comics, it is worth noting that this wouldn’t be the first time Marvel has altered their characters in adaptation. In particular, in Perlman’s previous work, Guardians, Peter Quill’s background was changed considerably. And for the better, in this writer’s opinion. With Oscar winner Brie Larson recently announced as Captain Marvel herself, it’s apparent that Marvel is bringing A-level talent to the project and I for one have full faith that Marvel Studios will hit another home run. What do you think? How do feel about Marvel straying from the source material? Comment below to let us know.
Note: Perlman is also writing a Gamora comic for Marvel that’ll (finally) launch later this year.
Source: Any Time with Vin Forte.