Thor: Ragnarok Just Got Even More Diverse Behind the Scenes

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While Hollywood execs convene in secret to put an end to the industry’s gender biases, Marvel’s surprisingly already one step ahead: The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio has hired Stephany Folsom to write the screenplay for Thor: Ragnarok, making her only the third female writer to join the MCU. Previously, Nicole Perlman co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy — though James Gunn later downplayed her contributions — and has since been picked to write Captain Marvel with Inside Out’s Meg LeFauve. With the addition of Folsom, Thor 3 is shaping up to be Marvel’s most diverse film behind the scenes so far: Back in October, they reportedly snagged Taika Waititi to direct, making him the studio’s first nonwhite director. Folsom is best known for her 2013 Black List script 1969: A Space Odyssey or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon, as well as writing Disney’s Princess of North Sudan.

Thor: Ragnarok Adds Female Writer