‘Captain Marvel’, the first female-led Marvel movie will be more of an action comedy than you’d probably expect. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, screenwriter, Geneva Robertson-Dworet talked about her work on this month’s ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot and compared it to ‘Captain Marvel’ which she recently wrote and which is in full production now with Brie Larson in the title role.
She revealed that while “Tomb Raider” started out as a comedic origin story which got more serious and dramatic as subsequent drafts came in, “Captain Marvel” is going the opposite direction and going more and more funny:
“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.
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].
Captain Marvel is set to release on March 8th, 2019!
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