While doing press for her new Tomb Raider movie, which is currently in theaters, writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet had some high praise for Marvel Studios in writing the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel. The writer revealed that working on Captain Marvel was a “dream experience”, adding that Marvel’s structured environment was very collaborative. Here’s what the writer had to say about her experience writing Captain Marvel.
“Marvel is a dream experience. It’s a very structured environment. You’re in this amazing collaborative environment, where you go in and meet with the team in person, a lot. Kevin Feige is there, multiple times a week, meeting with you and talking you through his vision of it, within how this story fits into the universe and what you want to do with the character. It was a total blast! That was a really interesting process because Brie [Larson] had already been signed on. With Tomb Raider, there was this major tonal shift that occurred, over the course of the writing, where it got much more serious, but it had been an action comedy. With Marvel, we had all of the pieces ahead of time. Brie was already signed on, when I came on and did my six months on the project. It was very clear, what they wanted to do, tonally, when I came in. It was just about refining that and making sure that the director’s vision was making it on the page.”
Geneva Robertson-Dworet came on board to write Captain Marvel after two other female writers took a crack at the script, Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). Production has been under way since late January on Captain Marvel, which is slated for release on March 8, 2019, and when asked what excited her about bringing Carol Danvers to the big screen, the writer revealed they kept a lot of aspects of this character from the comics and used it for the movie.
“Oh, man, I love that character! We really were bringing so much of what was already in the comics onto the screen, it felt like, in terms of the amazing character who’s so funny and sassy and talks back, and she’s fearless. I love that Carol Danvers is so funny. She has a blast when she kicks ass. Those comics are amazing! It’s an amazing world and sandbox to play in. You’re working with incredible creative people, every day. I had a total dream experience.”
The writer also added how grateful she was to have, “a female executive on the project” along with a female director, Anna Boden, who directs alongside her partner Ryan Fleck, and the writers who first cracked the story, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. She added how “exciting” it was to have “all-female voices” present throughout this project. The writer wouldn’t shed any light on specific plot details in her interview with Collider, but we know the film is set in the early 1990s, the first time a MCU movie has used this setting, and will feature the Skrulls as the villain as the story features the iconic Kree-Skrull War from the Marvel Comics.