Marvel Studios’ first solo female-lead film, Captain Marvel is getting a new writer.
Geneva Robertson-Deoret has been tapped to script the film, stepping in for the departing Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. LeFauve, a veteran of Pixar’s Inside Out, jas moved on to writing and directing Disney’s animated film Gigantic. There is no word yet as to what projects Perlman, who as part of Marvels’ writers program developed the screenplay for Guardians Of The Galaxy prior to director James Gunn coming on board, is moving on to. Given that Guardians Of The Galaxy helped set the tone of the cosmic side of Marvel’s cinematic universe, in whixh this story will also be set, her loss from the project is disappointing.
Robertson-Deoret comes to Captain Marvel with some good female-oriented geek cred. Previously she has scripted MGM’s upcoming Tomb Raider reboot which will star Alicia Vikander. Additionally, she wrote on Warner Brothers’ Gotham City Sirens, which would see Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role of Harley Quinn to lead a gang of female supervillaians under the auspices of Suicide Squad director David Ayer.
Captain Marvel is set for a March 8, 2019 release.