‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Adds Female Screenwriter

All eyes have been focused on Captain America Civil War with the trailer, posters, AND Entertainment Weekly cover, but today’s news is about one of the members of the Avengers not taking part in that film- Thor.

The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Stephany Folsom has been brought on to do touch ups on the script previously written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. Folsom took to twitter to express her joy about joining the project.

Similar situations of writers changing previous drafts of scripts have occurred with Marvel films before. James Gunn finished the Guardians of the Galaxy script started by Nicole Perlman and Paul Rudd and Adam McKay edited the script left behind by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish for Ant-Man.

Folsom is a relatively new screenwriter with only a few credits to her name including 1969: A Space Odyssey, or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon and the upcoming The Princess of North Sudan for Disney.

It’s nice to see more females being included in Marvel films behind and in front of the camera. Female screenwriters, Perlman and Meg LeFauve are working on female led Captain Marvel, set for release in 2019. Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne has been made an integral character of the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp. 

Does this mean that Marvel will finally get a female villain as well? There have been plenty of rumors already about candidates such as Amora the Enchantress and Hela, Queen of the Dead. There has also been talk of the warrior goddess Valkyrie making an appearance.

Thor: Ragnarok is set for release November 3rd, 2017. It stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk. Taika Waititi is directing.