Captain Marvel screenwriter on avoiding 'Superman's curse' with Marvel’s female hero

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Oct 15, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Though Marvel is giving the Wasp co-billing in the Ant-Man sequel, the upcoming Captain Marvel project will be the first time the company has given a female hero a solo slot. But that’s not the only challenge in making this film a hit.

The film’s co-writer Meg LeFauve told Collider that one of the coolest things about bringing Carol Davners to the big screen is also one of the biggest challenges: finding a way to tell a compelling story with stakes about a character with near-limitless powers. To do that, LeFauve said they’re hashing out the high points now to find a way to make Carol a relatable, vulnerable hero — all while avoiding “Superman’s curse.”

Check out an excerpt below:

“We have not started yet. We just got the phone call to come over to Marvel. But for me personally, the wonderful thing about her and the challenge of her is going to be that she’s a female superhero. And that is awesome because she’s so powerful, and how hard is that going to be because she’s so powerful? We don’t want the Superman curse. ‘What’s her vulnerability?’ is what we have to figure out.”

How would you like to see the character approached? What do you want in a Captain Marvel movie?

Captain Marvel opens March 8, 2019.

(Via Collider)

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