CAPTAIN MARVEL Screenwriter Explains That The Film is an Action Comedy
Some new details have surfaced for Captain Marvel that offer some insight into what kind of film the movie will be. The information comes from screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who recently talked to Entertainment Weekly, where she explains that the movie will be more of an action comedy. She also describes Brie Larson's version of Carol Danvers as "Sassy,… a smartass, (and) won’t take shit from anyone."
Robertson-Dworet also worked on the upcoming Tomb Raider film, and there is a tone that started in Tomb Raider that carried over to Captain Marvel.
"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."
Marvel has always contained a good amount of humor, but Thor: Ragnarok took that humorous tone to a new level. Some fans loved it, while others didn't. It will be interesting to see how much humor will be interjected into Captain Marvel. I can't imagine it being as silly as Thor: Ragnarok was, though. The writer went on to explain that the comic version of the character was her main inspiration:
"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]."
If the movie ends up carrying over the same tone as the comic book, then the fans should be happy. She went on to talk about how they made sure Captain Marvel wouldn't retread territory that we already saw in Wonder Woman:
"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."
We'll have to wait and see how comedic Captain Marvel will actually be when it comes out on March 8th, 2019. What do you think about this talk of focusing on Captain Marvel's humor for the film?