Captain Marvel will be the first movie by the comic empire to feature a female superhero. So, Marvel has tapped Nicole Perlman, co-wroter of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, and Meg LeFauve, co-writer of Pixar’s upcoming Inside Out, to write and oversee the script for Captain Marvel.
The central character Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is “a US airforce pilot who develops cosmic superpowers including flight, super-strength and “energy projection” after gaining extra-terrestrial DNA during an accident on a restricted military base.” This character was first seen in 1977 and was called Ms. Marvel before becoming Captain Marvel nearly 35-years later.
The movie is has an expected release date of 2018. Marvel Studios has announced that between 2016 -2019, they will be releasing nine ‘superhero’ movies, and many of these will feature female leads.
There have been rumors that Marvel has asked Angelina Jolie to direct, but there has been no confirmation at this time. You can read more about Captain Marvel here.