With ‘Wonder Woman’ such a smashing success, there is a lot riding on Marvel Studios’ ‘Captain Marvel‘ and we’re getting a bit of a hint as to what to expect from Brie Larson’s take on the character. It is pretty rare that Marvel Studios is having to play catch up to the DCEU so you can imagine that Kevin Feige is wanting to make sure this works just right for audiences and fans everywhere.
Thankfully, writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet has shared a couple attributes about the character which makes her at least seem true to form to her comic book counterpart.
As to what to expect from the film?
“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.“
While the version of Captain Marvel in the comic is often serious, she has long had a history of witty banter and sassy, sarcastic comments. With that in mind, it is clear Geneva is bringing her true to character:
“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].”
Color me interested! Sure, we need to deal with the Kree and Skrulls in the movie, but it sounds like we’ll be getting the Carol Danvers that comic fans know and love. I mean, who doesn’t want to see her cracking jokes throughout an alien invasion?
As mentioned above, we know that ‘Wonder Woman’ was a success but Marvel Studios isn’t one to overly imitate the competition:
“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.”
That sounds like exactly what many comic fans will want to see which is exactly what Robertson-Dworet is hoping for!
“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.”
I won’t lie, the wait until March 8th, 2019 is going to be a very long one. At the very least it sounds like we’ll be introduced to Captain Marvel as early as ‘Avengers: Infinity War’!
Are you excited about the take they are giving us for Carol Danvers and ‘Captain Marvel’? Do you believe that this is the most authentic iteration of the character? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Entertainment Weekly