It’s Harry Potter’s birthday and I haven’t seen any amazing art and tributes scroll through my dash today.
Happy 34th, Harry.
You’re goddamn right she did.
GUYS GUYS GUYS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST
SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE
WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT
I did not realize this. This is good.
No one is more excited than I am that a woman finally got a credit for a Marvel movie, but she has a degree in film and dramatic writing. She’s on a committee to encourage writers to learn real science for scifi, but she’s not actually a rocket scientist.
Ooh, updated info! Thanks!
Adding to this, if anyone’s interested: at SDCC last weekend, one of the panels I went to was a “Women in Sci-Fi” panel that included a host of women writers in TV/film/comics, including Jane Espenson and Nicole Perlman, the woman who wrote GOTG. She talked about how she got the project in the first place, which was really interesting to me, and I think the info would be interesting to people who are wondering about the process of how Marvel even came across GOTG.
Basically, at some point a few years ago, Marvel brought her and a bunch of other writers in and handed them ideas for a bunch of properties (both well known and not well known) that they were considering making films for. She picked GOTG because it had those elements of sci-fi and science, which is what she loved and knew, as opposed to other well known entities (and no, she didn’t specify what they were.) Anyway, everyone picked their project and squirreled themselves away for about two years working on them, and then Marvel went through the scripts and picked the one they thought was the best to develop it further. And it was hers.
I’m super, super excited for this film, and even moreso after hearing her speak on this panel, which was really inspiring in a lot of ways. While there are people will probably still be upset we’re getting a film about space misfits over a BW film or something, it’s worth it to remember that this film was actually chosen BECAUSE Perlman was an awesome female writer who managed to catch everyone’s eye and wrote a really, really good script.
Damn, this post just gets better and better.