The stand-alone female superhero movie based on Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” title is still a long way off. There’s no script in place and no director as yet – only a tentative October 2018 release date.
In the comics, the character is the result of a skilled test pilot named Carol Danvers whose DNA is melded with that of Kree warrior called Mar-Vell. She gains powers such as flight, enhanced strength, damage resistance and the ability to absorb and rechannel energy.
While the character was originally slated to have a cameo in “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” Marvel Studios chief and the film’s producer Kevin Feige told MTV over the weekend that she was ultimately cut.
“She was in an early version of the script, yes. We didn’t want to introduce her as this fully-formed hero, flying in a costume, before you got to know who she was, or how she came to be” says Feige.
He goes on to say that the casting won’t be for sometime yet: “In terms of finding the actress, it’s still very early days. It’s about finding writers right now, and we’re very close.”
It turns out they’ve found their writers as today comes word from Variety that “Guardians Of The Galaxy” co-writer Nicole Perlman and “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve are in talks to provide the script.
No word as yet regarding when production on the movie would begin.