Captain Marvel brings in a new screenwriter

Captain Marvel hires a new screenwriter as Meg LeFauve departs the film

Captain Marvel has brought in a new screenwriter to pen the latest draft of the film, according to Deadline.

There’s nothing to worry about though; Inside Out‘s Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman originally teamed up to write the script, but the partnership was recently interrupted when LeFauve was called over to co-direct Disney Animation’s Gigantic with Nathan Greno.

Now, Marvel Studios has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet to rewrite and fine-tune the script for Captain Marvel.

Though Robertson-Dworet doesn’t have experience with already-released films, she’s got a lot of rather impressive writer credits for upcoming films to her name, including Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander, Dungeons & DragonsSuicide Squad spin-off Gotham City Sirens and Sherlock Holmes 3.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a test pilot who becomes the titular hero when her DNA is melded with that of Kree warrior Mar-Vell. The film will be set in the 90s and will also star Samuel L Jackson as former SHIELD director Nick Fury in the days before his eyepatch.

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story and Mississippi Grind‘s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are lined up to direct.

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