Nicole Perlman's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screenplay to be Reworked; Marvel Sitting on 'Black Widow' Script?
Marvel Studios has apparently hired one Chris McCoy to rework Nicole Perlman’s Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay. This isn’t uncommon in Hollywood, and there’s a good chance her name will still appear in the credits, as Zak Penn’s did on The Avengers. From what I can tell, she was probably hired for GotG based on two other screenplays she had written about the American space program (do I sense a potential Captain Carol Marvel screenplay here?). Chris McCoy’s wheelhouse is quirky humor, which is no doubt necessary for a film containingRocket Raccoon and Groot.
However, this news came with an intriguing tidbit I hadn’t heard before:
He’ll rework a well-regarded draft by Nicole Perlman, who as part of Marvel’s now-defunct writing program so impressed executives with a Black Widow script that she was brought in to work on “Thor.”
So Perlman’s Black Widow script was so impressive they brought her on crew (uncredited) for Thor, and gave her the first crack at a Guardians of the Galaxy script. And The Avengers showed audiences what a badass Natasha is.
So how much longer do we have to wait for a Black Widow movie, Marvel?