Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet expresses enjoyment about writing the script for the upcoming Marvel movie. Marvel Studios has spent years developing their cinematic universe, but they have yet to release their first female-led superhero movie. That movie will finally come next spring with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel, starring Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson as the eponymous superhero.
Marvel first commissioned a script for a movie based on Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers’ original moniker, but it eventually morphed into being a full-fledged Captain Marvel movie as the character had become recognized as the new Captain Marvel by that point. After several years, Captain Marvel was finally dated for late 2018, though it was eventually delayed to 2019 following the studio’s prioritization for Spider-Man. Inside Out‘s Meg LeFauve and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Nicole Perlman boarded the project and had developed its story, which is still being used for the film. However, Robertson-Dworet was recently hired to rewrite Captain Marvel‘s script prior to the film entering production in March, and she had quite a blast in doing so.
In an interview with CinemaBlend for her latest film, Tomb Raider, Geneva Robertson-Dworet briefly discussed the upcoming Marvel film, saying that she had a great time writing the script for Captain Marvel because the character was already so well-written in the comics.
“Carol Danvers is someone I really enjoyed writing because she just loves kicking ass. She just has the best time, and that’s something, hat’s off to the comics, that’s how she is in the comics and they created an amazing character. She was a joy to write because she’s just always having fun. Always funny. Yeah. I had a blast with her.”
Robertson-Dworet has landed a number of high-profile projects in recent years – Sherlock Holmes 3, Captain Marvel, Silver & Black, and Dungeons & Dragons – despite not having a single movie she’s credited on release as of yet. That will all change with the release of Tomb Raider this month. What’s interesting about that is that it’s another movie with a strong female lead. If Tomb Raider and Captain Marvel are successful, and if Silver & Black has a decent script, Robertson-Dworet just might become the go-to writer in Hollywood for female-lead action flicks, especially ones that are based on established materials.
Carol Danvers’ incarnation of Captain Marvel is quite specific and different from all the other characters who’ve carried that name. And so, Robertson-Dworet saying that she was a joy to write may ease some fans who are hoping for a comic accurate adaptation. With that in mind, it’ll be interesting to see if Captain Marvel can perform as well – both critically and commercially – as Marvel’s Black Panther.
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