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Captain Marvel Scribe Teases a ‘Smart,’ ‘Sassy’ Carol Danvers

Captain Marvel writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who also wrote the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, has teased some details about Carol Danvers personality in the highly-anticipated solo film focused on the hero.

"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," Robertson-Dworet told Entertainment Weekly, "[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."

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"That’s not just me inventing that," she continued. "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]... 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."

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As Marvel Studios revealed in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Captain Marvel will be set in the 1990s, with Larson’s Carol Danvers wearing a costume very similar to the one designed by comic book artist Jamie McKelvie. The primary antagonists will be the shape-shifting alien Skrulls, marking their first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury but, given the time period, the former S.H.I.E.L.D. director won’t be wearing his signature eye patch.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a screenplay by Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel is scheduled to debut in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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