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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s no secret that Captain Marvel was really close to showing up in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In fact, the character showed up in one of the early drafts of the script–though it’s always incredibly difficult to take those early drafts seriously, since the Marvel frontier is an ever-changing landscape.

All the same, it would have been the character’s first introduction to audiences. Kevin Feige has long since gone on the record of saying that introducing her then would have been a massive disservice to the character, but what about the screenwriter of “Captain Marvel,” Meg LeFauve? After all, this is the woman who is now saddled with the responsibility of introducing one of Marvel’s big female supers in the near-future.

While promoting her latest film, Disney and Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” CinemaBlend had a chance to sit down with LeFauve and ask her if she was happy that Captain Marvel didn’t show up in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

“Yeah sure. Sure, sure, sure. Only because I have more to play with. But I’m going to be happy with whatever Marvel gives us.”

Some fans may take that as an admittance that they allhave no idea what they’re talking about, and that she’s just saving face for Marvel, but in my mind, all I can think is, “Yup, that’s a professional writer for you.” Too often do we get this romantic notion in Hollywood of writers ripping out their hearts and smearing it all over the pages of the script, when in reality, these guys are hired to do a job.

Now, when I say that, I don’t mean to say they aren’t close to the project–they undoubtedly are. But at the end of the day, they are hired to problem solve. That’s why they get paid the big bucks. And as such, they have to work with the hand they’re dealt as true professionals. Spot-on comment, in my humble opinion, and while it doesn’t do much to hint at any grand vision, it’s great to know that we’re getting someone who won’t blink twice after seeing the material given to her.

There weren’t too many other details given, but those who were disappointed to hear that the “Captain Marvel” movie was delayed to make room for “Ant Man and the Wasp” may be happy to hear that this gives the filmmakers more time to get the story great, because they haven’t even started yet.

“We haven’t started ‘Captain Marvel.’ We just got the phone call to come on over to Marvel for our first meeting. So I don’t know anything yet.”

Are you looking forward to “Captain Marvel?” Let us know down below!

And for those hoping for a quick breakdown of Marvel’s NEW Phase 3, take a gander below!

  • “Captain America: Civil War” – May 6, 2016
  • “Doctor Strange” – November 4, 2016
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – May 5, 2017
  • Untitled Spider-Man Movie – July 28, 2017
  • “Thor: Ragnarok” – November 3, 2017
  • “Black Panther” – February 16, 2018
  • “The Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1” – May 4, 2018
  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp” – July 6, 2018
  • “Captain Marvel” – March 8, 2019
  • “The Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2” – May 3, 2019
  • “Inhumans” – July 12, 2019.
  • Untitled Marvel Studios Movie – May 1, 2020
  • Untitled Marvel Studios Movie – July 10, 2020
  • Untitled Marvel Studios Movie – November 6, 2020

SOURCES: CinemaBlend, Marvel

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.