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Marvel Officially Announces Captain Marvel Writers

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Word got out sometime last week that Marvel Studios had recruited two female screenwriters to tackle the screenplay for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel adaptation, but it has now been confirmed those two are Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and Disney's Inside Out scribe Meg LeFauve. There was speculation that the two ladies were penning seperate scripts for the studio to later decide which would be developed, a la Wonder Woman, but the press release also confirms that it will be a collaborative effort.  Anyhow, with Angelina Jolie reportedly being considered to helm Captain Marvel, check out the standard screenwriter(s) announcement below! Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve will together write Marvel’s Captain Marvel, in theaters November 2, 2018, bringing Carol Danvers to the big screen in her first solo cinematic adventure. Fans will recognize Perlman as the co-writer of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, last year’s smash »

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'Captain Marvel' Gets 'Guardians' & 'Inside Out' Writers

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Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve will unite to write Marvel's Captain Marvel, in theaters November 2, 2018, bringing Carol Danvers to the big screen in her first solo cinematic adventure. The studio's official confirmation comes exactly one week after we first reported that both writers were in talks to script this Phase Three adventure. The project doesn't have a director at this time, but we reported in March that the studio is seeking a female, with recent rumors suggesting that Angelina Jolie may be a contender for the gig.

Fans will recognize Perlman as the co-writer of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, last year's smash hit introducing audiences to Star-Lord and his crew, while LeFauve most recently co-wrote Disney Pixar's next original film Inside Out, which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May before heading to theaters June 19. Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, first debuted in 1968's "Marvel Super-Heroes" #13. She was a U. »

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Captain Marvel movie finds its screenwriters

10 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having been linked to the project earlier this month, Marvel has now officially announced that Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are set to pen the script for the studio’s first female-led superhero offering Captain Marvel.

See Also: Angelina Jolie linked to director’s chair on Captain Marvel

The film is set for release on November 2nd, 2018, although interestingly Marvel’s press release states that the film will mark Carol Danvers’ “first solo cinematic adventure”, so could that mean we might get to see Captain Marvel on the big screen before then? The character was originally included in an early draft of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so perhaps Marvel has plans to introduce her in an earlier Phase Three movie? Of course, I could just be reading too much into the wording…


- Gary Collinson

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Nicole Perlman And Meg LeFauve Confirmed To Write Captain Marvel

10 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last week, rumor broke out that Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman could be teaming up with Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve to pen the upcoming Captain Marvel solo film. They seemed like a good fit for the property, thanks to their history with both Disney and Marvel, and now the news has been made official.

Marvel confirmed Perlman and LeFauve’s involvement earlier today, though the announcement did not come with any new information about the highly-anticipated project, except for further confirmation that it will tell the story of the Carol Danvers iteration of the superheroine.

Now that writers have been set for the hotly-anticipated film, the next order of business is to secure a director. If the latest rumors are to be believed, Angelina Jolie may be at the top of the studio’s list, though it’s always possible that someone else (like Adam McKay, who »

- James Garcia

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Anchorman Director Adam McKay Tipped To Helm Marvel’s Inhumans

13 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Adam McKay’s future in the Marvel universe stretches far beyond his script work alongside Peyton Reed and star Paul Rudd for Ant-Man, according to head honcho Kevin Feige. In fact, during a recent interview with Collider, the renown film producer revealed that the studio has the Anchorman director between its proverbial crosshairs to helm the upcoming Inhumans.

McKay was first linked to the nascent project some months ago, just as the narrative foundations were being laid in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Feige noted that Inhumans is one of a number of in-development projects that the director could eventually take control of. One thing is for sure, though, McKay’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t end with Scott Lang.

Adam McKay is in the running for everything. Adam McKay is a great, great writer and director,” said Feige. “He did an amazing pass on the »

- Michael Briers

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Rumors Intensify For Jolie As Captain Marvel Director – But Is She The Least Qualified?

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The speculation surrounding the currently empty director’s chair of Marvel’s planned Captain Marvel movie continues to focus on Angelina Jolie. According to Collider’s updated story from their sources at Marvel, the appointment of Patty Jenkins as director of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. has essentially kicked that speculation up a gear, moving the rumor status from the studio being ‘in pursuit of Jolie’ to being ‘in hot pursuit of Jolie.’ It remains to be seen whether the actress-director is either interested in making a comic book adaptation, or has the time – but the rumors highlight an interesting, yet frustrating trend in the current superhero genre.

There is no denying that both DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel/Disney have heeded audience calls for better female representation in their superhero movie franchises. Less than ten years ago, every major superhero release was led by male characters, but now, we »

- Sarah Myles

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Are Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Looking To Adopt Again?

19 April 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly looking to add another member to their family, and hope to adopt a child from Syria in the near future. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Adopting Again? Jolie, who has made more than six visits to Syrian refugee camps, and Pitt are seriously looking into adopting a child from the […]

The post Are Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Looking To Adopt Again? appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Tom Hardy-Gary Oldman Thriller ‘Child 44′ a Disaster at Box Office

19 April 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At a time when the box office is dominated by popcorn pics, the failure of “Child 44″ is a perfect example of the challenges facing movies geared toward adult audiences.

The moody thriller about the search for a serial killer in Soviet Russia earned a paltry $600,000 domestically in its opening weekend and a meager $2.1 million internationally. That does not bode well for a film that cost nearly $50 million to produce.

A movie that offers up plenty of Russian accents, pre-Perestroika official corruption and a high preteen body count is a difficult sell in any circumstances, but in this case, nothing seemed to break “Child 44’s” way.

“When you’re spending $50 million on an adult drama, you have to be sure you have the right pieces in place to pull it off,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “In this day and age, if it’s not produced »

- Brent Lang and Dave McNary

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: See the Photo That Confirmed They Were a Couple 10 Years Later!

19 April 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

What a difference 10 years makes! Back in 2005, the status of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's romance was left up to speculation, until one photo surfaced that changed everything.  On April 19, 2005, Us Weekly exclusively published a pic of the pair vacationing together at a villa on Diani Beach, Kenya with Jolie's son Maddox, then 3.  "Maddox would hang out with Brad and followed him wherever he went," a witness on Diani Beach told Us at the time. "It was clear that Brad and Maddox have [...] »

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Best of the Week: 'Ant-Man,' 'Terminator,' 'Star Wars' Trailers; New 'Wonder Woman' Director and More

17 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Important News We got our first look at Han Solo and Chewbacca and more in the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. We also got our first look at the new Vacation sequel. And we also got our first look at the new Rocky sequel, Creed. Wonder Woman will now be directed by Patty Jenkins. The next Spider-Man was confirmed as being a teenage Peter Parker. The next Flash Gordon will be directed by Matthew Vaughn. Captain Marvel might be directed by Angelina Jolie. It will be written by the women behind Guardians of the Galaxy and Pixar's Inside Out. Ian McKellen joined Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast. And he shared a report from the first script reading. Josh Gad shared a first look at the cast. Olivia Munn...

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Dusted: 7 Other Ways to Use Translucent Powder

17 April 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As celebs like Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson know, translucent powder is the dubious frenemy of our makeup bags. When used for high-flash situations (like when strolling the red carpet for a blockbuster premiere), the ghostly stuff turns stark-white in print—making it look like you had your makeup done by Keebler elves. But when employed for other primping purposes, the lifesaver can help keep makeup in place, spare your skin and hair from imperfections and boost dramatic looks. With the help of a few E! Style Collective members, we find out how to harness the transformative power of translucent powder for good, not evil. Mattify lip color: Going with a bold lip color? Help keep »

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WikiLeaks publishes 200,000 Sony hacking files

16 April 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

WikiLeaks has published thousands more documents from the hacking of Sony Pictures, with one email linking the company's CEO to a Us military research cooperation.

Julian Assange's website has made more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 documents available online after the hacking in December.

The data has been put into an archive which is fully searchable and includes emails that connect CEO Michael Lynton to the Rand corporation, a Us military research corporation.

In a press release, Assange said: "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there."

Sony responded with the statement: "We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks' assertion that this material belongs in the public domain."

December's leak caused huge embarrassment for Sony, with leaked emails revealing derogatory remarks about Angelina Jolie, comments between then-ceo »

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Sony Pictures Blindsided by WikiLeaks Document Dump

16 April 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Just when Sony Pictures thought it was done with the devastating hacking attack that brought the studio to its knees last winter, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks published thousands of internal documents and correspondence  — totally blindsiding the studio and its public relations team early Thursday.

Not only has Assange brought more unwelcome attention to one of the most painful chapters in Sony’s history, WikiLeaks has made the correspondence readily searchable and accessible.

Sony is still weighing its legal options, which may be limited given that Assange and his compatriots have built their reputation on exposing secret documents, emails and videos.

Many of the Sony emails and financial information had been previously combed over last winter when a group calling itself Guardians of Peace first unleashed reams of documents, yet the scale of the hack is so vast that it is likely more unwanted details of the inner workings of the »

- Brent Lang

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Movie News: 'Wonder Woman' Director Found; Zack Snyder Teases 'Batman v Superman' Trailer

16 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Wonder Woman: Following the unfortunate depature of Michelle MacLaren as director of Wonder Woman due to creative differences, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment made a remarkably quick substitution by hiring Patty Jenkins for the gig. Jenkins was once attached to direct Thor: The Dark World but left due to creative differences. Her last and only feature is 2003's Monster. [THR]   Captain Marvel: Many fans of the McU are now hoping that MacLaren fully defects to the enemy and takes on Captain Marvel, but there's also been rumor going around for a while that Marvel Studios is eyeing Angelina Jolie for the job. Now there's confirmation that she is in serious consideration for the female superhero movie. She was also said to be up for Wonder Woman, but that idea...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Rumor: Angelina Jolie under consideration to direct Captain Marvel

16 April 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

With Patty Jenkins stepping in as director on DC's Wonder Woman movie, Marvel may be in contention to nab Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel. That's right, Jolie will go from kicking ass on screen to potentially directing a kick ass woman. Collider originally reported sources saying Jolie was a frontrunner for both Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel. Either project would have benefited from having her behind the camera, purely from a publicity standpoint. The question is »

- Alex Maidy

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Angelina Jolie linked to director’s chair on Captain Marvel

16 April 2015 3:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Collider, Angelina Jolie (Unbroken) is under consideration to take on the director’s chair on Marvel Studios’ first female led superhero movie, 2018’s Captain Marvel.

The report emerged last night, with Collider also claiming that Jolie was wanted by Warner Bros. for Wonder Woman – a project that actually secured Patty Jenkins (Monster) as director just moments later.

Given that half of the story has already been debunked, it’s unlikely that this report holds much – if any – weight. However, if Marvel is looking at high profile female directors for Captain Marvel then you’d have to assume Jolie will at least feature on the shortlist.

Would you like to see Angelina Jolie directing Captain Marvel?


- Gary Collinson

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Wonder Woman's New Director

15 April 2015 10:48 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With the departure of Michelle MacLaren from Wonder Woman fans have been wondering who would be able to fill her shoes. Well parting a project for creative differences is nothing new for the replacement as well. 

Patty Jenkins who was originally supposed to direct Thor: The Dark World is now stepping up to direct the project. Now there are quite a few rumors floating but this apparently shoots down the one that Angelina Jolie would attach herself to the project and hopefully this means she’ll be heading up Captain Marvel.

 Patty Jenkins credits include the hit Monster, and several television pilots. But with such a low filmography does she have the chops to direct a project this big? Or will a fresh look at this property help it in the long run.  We’ll have to wait considering 2017 is the earliest this is projected to hit.

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Captain Marvel: Angelina Jolie in the running to direct

15 April 2015 10:32 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Angelina Jolie is apparently on Marvel's wishlist to bring Carol Danvers to the big screen....

There were very, very vague rumours flying around a few weeks ago, that had linked Angelina Jolie with the director's chair for the Captain Marvel movie, that Marvel Studios is planning. Turns out though that there may have been something to them.

Collider - one of the more reliable online sources - has restated that Jolie is very much on the Marvel wishlist (and that she was interesting Warner Bros for its Wonder Woman project, that has since signed up Patty Jenkins). Jolie, of course, made her directorial debut last year with Unbroken, a film that did $115m of business at the Us box office alone. According to the site, "we now have confirmation that she's definitely under consideration for the job", although that's, of course, a long way away from 'she's definitely taking the job on'. »

- simonbrew

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Angelina Jolie to Helm 'Captain Marvel'c

15 April 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman make for an interesting pair of upcoming comic book movies. Both are led by female superhero characters, and all signs thus far point to both film's studios searching for female directors to tackle their respective films. That said, while I was in the midst of writing this up, it was announced Patty Jenkins is set to take over the recently vacated director's chair for Wonder Woman, and now a recent report from Collider suggests Angelina Jolie could be the woman to take on Captain Marvel. The report leads with the headline, "Could Angelina Jolie Direct Captain Marvel or Wonder Womanc", a question that strikes me as odd given her directorial efforts thus far: the first is an art house drama that grossed next to nothing, and the second is a major studio World War II movie that failed to garner the acclaim we all expected given the talent involved. »

- Jordan Benesh

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'Wonder Woman' Finds New Director in Patty Jenkins

15 April 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Patty Jenkins at one point was going to be the first female director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before stepping off Thor: The Dark World, which was then given to Alan Taylor. Now, she will be the first female director in DC's Cinematic multiverse (they are the ones with the multiverse, rightc). After the departure of director Michelle MacLaren on Monday from the forthcoming Wonder Woman, Jenkins will step in. This is also coming on the heels of rumors of Angelina Jolie possibly circling directing duties on Marvel's Captain Marvel, another female-led superhero film. I guess this means women can only direct women superhero films and not vice versac But I guess progress is progress and I'm glad these women are being looked at for big blockbusters. However, it just feels a little odd they are just being looked at for the female-led featuresc If Jenkins, MacLaren, or Jolie were »

- Mike Shutt

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