Captain Marvel screenwriter reveals the genre of the film. Captain Marvel will be an action-comedy according to the screenwriter. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the screenwriter, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming film from Marvel Studios. The news comes via EW.
Captain Marvel has a very funny voice, and it’s more of an action-comedy, more like what we were talking about doing in the first draft I wrote for Tomb Raider…. [but] that tone survived in Captain Marvel. I love funny female characters, so as Tomb Raider got more serious, I got even more committed to the idea of Captain Marvel being hilarious. – Geneva Robertson-Dworet
For those who are familiar with the recent runs of Captain Marvel will know that Kelly Sue Deconnick, Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas, and Margaret Stohl have all written Carol as being a sassy, smart-ass, lady who’s got a big heart with a bigger punch. The tone of the film that Robertson-Dworet is describing isn’t far off from the comics, which makes all of us Carol Corps even more excited to see our hero on the big screen.
“That’s not just me inventing that. Carol Danvers is one of the funniest comic book characters. She’s so sassy, she’s such a smartass, she won’t take sh— from anyone, and the comic books do an amazing job at capturing that voice, and it was important that the entire Captain Marvel creative team [kept to that].”- Robertson-Dworet
Sounds like our hero is in pretty good hands! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, DeWanda Wise, Gemma Chan, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn. As always we’ll keep you updated on all things Captain Marvel and Marvel.
Captain Marvel soars into theaters March 8th, 2019.