The First Female Superhero Movie Is Looking for a Female Director

AND they already have two women writers.

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Who run the world? Girls. Writers Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Pixar's Inside Out) are apparently thiiiiiiiiiis close to inking a deal to pen the latest offering from Disney and Marvel—Captain Marvel (opens in new tab), the first female-driven superhero movie from the comic powerhouse.

But that's not all—TheWrap (opens in new tab) is reporting that Marvel is working to hire a female filmmaker. (Could it perhaps be Michelle MacLaren, who just recently left the new Wonder Woman film after having creative differences with Warner Bros? COULD IT?!)

Here's hoping. Especially since Wonder Woman has already replaced MacLaren with another female director (opens in new tab)—Patty Jenkins. In any case, we'll be there when the movie opens July 6, 2018. Even though that's *so* far away.

You should also check out:

A Feminist Ranking of Female Superheroes (opens in new tab)

Marvel's Victoria Alonso Calls for Female Superhero Movie (opens in new tab)

Spider-Man's Girlfriend Is Now a Badass Superhero (opens in new tab)

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