Stephany Folsom to Write Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

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There’s an awesome bit of news coming out of the Marvel film universe! Thor: Ragnorok has just hired a screenwriter; the third female writer on their Phase Three films!

Stephany Folsom has joined Thor: Ragnarok as screenwriter after Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle had done previous work on the script. She joins Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, who are writing Captain Marvel as female writers on Marvel Phase Three. It’s nice to see that Marvel understands that women can write both female and male protagonists!

Folsom is mostly known for her 2013 Black List script, 1969: A Space Odyssey or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon, an alternate history about a publicist that convinces Stanley Kubrick to work with NASA in order to fake the moon landing. There was also a bit of controversy surrounding another project to which she was attached, The Princess of North Sudan.

It’s awesome to see women rocking mainstream, tent-pole films like this! Thor: Ragnarok will be directed by Taika Waititi, and will star Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo doing a Thor/Hulk team-up. Woot!

(via The Hollywood Reporter; Image via Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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