View Full Version : Want to Write A Marvel Screenplay? Now is Your Chance!

03-27-2009, 09:08 AM
Have you always wanted to write a screenplay? Can you expound upon the Hellcat-Son of Satan relationship? Then baby, your time is now!Marvel Studios are setting up a group of screenwriters to work on their massive library of characters, with a view to bringing more and more of those heroes and villains to the screen.

The idea is that Marvel will bring five writers per year in to work on creative ways to launch their lesser-known characters like Dr Strange, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Cable, Nighthawk and Vision. Marvel will be coming up with specific titles it wants the writers to tackle, and perhaps even plot-points (to allow further overlapping of the sort we're already seeing between films like Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk).

This is a similar scheme to Disney's Fellowship programme, running since 1990 to come up with film and TV ideas, and is designed to keep the ideas flowing. Had I the ability to do creative writing to any extent, I'd be all over this. But alas, I stink as a dramatic writer. But I know many of you dream of being professional writers, so here's your chance! Get cracking!

Source - Empire Online (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=24477).

03-27-2009, 10:40 AM
I want to say that this smells of the EPIC open submission idea from years ago that Bill Jemas started before he found himself booted out as president. Although it did get some relatively unknown people onto comics, it was found out that Marvel had contacted a bunch of established journalists about putting a submission towards EPIC.

To me this is more an open submission for established screenwriters out there to come forward. I could be wrong though, I'd love to take a crack at it, but when I've sat down to write something outside of reviewing I usually do it in the frame of a novel and not a screenplay. They are very different beasts.

03-30-2009, 04:22 AM
Dr. Strange would be good, but a Vision movie? bah

03-30-2009, 04:25 AM
It's a sad day when Dr. Strange is considered a lesser known 8-(.