Marvel‘s upcoming superhero film led by a female superhero, Captain Marvel will be an action comedy, according to screenwriter, Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Speaking to EW about the film’s tone, Robertson-Dworet said, “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 goes on to point out that the source material is the important part of the writing process: “Carol Danvers is one of the funniest comic book characters.
She’s so sassy, she’s such a smartass, she won’t take shit 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].”
She goes on to reveal that the script for Captain Marvel is influenced by Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero film, Wonder Woman and adds that the tone of DC Films’ female led superhero movie gave them more confidence to explore a different direction: “Certainly we were writing after Wonder Woman had come out. We already saw one example of what a superheroine looked like on screen.
So we wanted to carve our own path and make sure we weren’t retreading the same territory, and showing all facets of what women are capable of.
I’m hoping that sassy, funny superhero [in the film] is something people haven’t seen before, and that they’re going to be excited to see in Carol Danvers.
A lot of the great Captain Marvel comic books really broke ground with Carol Danvers’ voice, and that’s something we want to continue with the movie,” Robertson-Dworet concluded.
Captain Marvel will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck with Geneva Robertson-Dworet taking over as the screenwriter, replacing Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve.
The solo movie will be set in 1990s, which will reveal the titular character’s origins alongside Samuel L. Jackson without the eye patch.
The Skrulls, a fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters will be introduced to the MCU with Australian actor, Ben Mendelsohn playing the film’s villain.
Filming is expected to begin in March 2018 in California, it is scheduled to last until May 2018.