The “Captain Marvel” Film Is Going Funny

“Captain Marvel” screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet says that this first female-led Marvel movie will be more of an action comedy than you’d probably expect.

Speaking with EW, 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 goes into full production shortly with Brie Larson in the 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].

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.”

The “Captain Marvel” movie is currently targeting a March 8th 2019 release.