Marvel announced today that Captain Marvel will be written by a new set of writers after Secret Wars has finished. While fans will miss former writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, who is moving on to produce television, I think fans will love new writers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Tara and Michele are no strangers to writing about a strong female character set in a male-dominated MCU — they currently helm the hit ABC show Agent Carter. Their development of Peggy Carter as a strong woman in the S.S.R. is a great example of their ability to write a strong female character. Michele and Tara are also very well versed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Agent Carter they crafted a fantastically layered post-WWII, pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. world set with villains and heroes, all drawing from the back stories of Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Hydra and the S.S.R. In Agent Carter they even payed tribute to the fallen Captain America, Steve Rogers, who in the future, is a very good friend of Carol’s. It really is all coming full circle for them, which is fantastic!
As for whether or not Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel will change with these new writers, Marvel said today in Fast Company:
“This is really meant to be the next level for Captain Marvel,” says series editor Sana Amanat. “Carol is really meant to be a soldier and a commander, and also a diplomat. We’re really trying to build up this space complex and this space world. You’ll really feel like there’s an extension of the Avengers world into space….”
Carol Danvers is also getting a new look for the new comic, sporting a shorter, more practical hair cut and outfit.
What do you think of the new writers and new look for Captain Marvel? Do you think Tara and Michele’s experience writing for bad-ass British intelligence officer Agent Carter will help them write compelling new adventures for Carol? Let us know in the comments below.
The new Captain Marvel comic should be hitting shelves this fall.
Agent Carter returns to ABC January 2016.
Images via Marvel, first published in Fast Company.