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Screenwriter believes there are certain challenges in bringing us the Marvel Cinematic Universe Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel was first announced way back in 2014.
Other than Bre Larson being attached to the lead role, there has been little in the way of updates since.
There may be a few good reasons for that.
Nicole Perlman, Captain Marvel movie screenwriter, has recently discussed the challenges of the Marvel Movie Universe Captain Marvel.
“Meg [LeFauve] and I were hired a long time ago but we didn’t have our marching orders until recently,” Perlman told the good folks of the Great Big Beautiful Podcast, when asked about the state of the screenplay.
“Marvel is a little bit of a house of cards in a sense that everything influences everything around it even if it’s very modular. Figuring out where the story fits in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Univsere] influences things as well.”
You can begin to see where the troubles lie.
And continuity isn’t the only problem. Finding Captain Marvel’s space inside the increasingly crowded Marvel Movie Universe is also something of a challenge.
“She’s an incredible character, but I will also say that 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 said. “She’s an incredibly strong and wonderful hero, but all the Marvel characters are. So you just need to figure out how to bring her to life in a way that’s unique to her story but in a way that honors the canon and also gearing out the roles that she needs to play with everything that’s going on in the MCU.”
Nicole then goes on to suggest all of those pressures makes Captain Marvel, “a little bit of a Twister game whereas Guardians [of the Galaxy, Perlman’s previously screenplay for Marvel] is very free, where it’s like the sky is the limit.”
And all of this is before Perlman and LeFauve have to consider that Captain Marvel will feature the first female lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I think theres a tendency to have that back-and-forth conversation of, ‘Should it affect the story at all?’ or ‘Should it affect the writing?'” Perlman said. “There are certain tropes you can get away [with not] having to examine too much if you’re not writing the first female Marvel Studios lead; that could be read into a lot or that could diminish her own proactivity, strength and independence. There are things you wouldn’t think twice about Iron Man but you would think twice about for Captain Marvel.”
After all of that, you can certainly understand why the Marvel Cinematic Universe Captain Marvel has already been delayed three times, moving from 6th July 2018 to 9th March 2019.
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