'Gotham City Sirens' Scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet to Write Captain Marvel

Posted 2017/08/15 1788 0

Marvel has set Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over and write the script for Captain Marvel.

 

According to Deadline, Geneva Robertson-Dworet has landed the prestigious gig of writing the Captain Marvel script. “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman wrote previous drafts. The comics followed Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight. However, the duo has exited the project, reportedly due to a commitment from LeFauve's upcoming tenure as co-director for the Disney animated film Gigantic. No word yet on why Perlman decided to also leave the project.

Robertson-Dworet’s past script credits include the upcoming “Tomb Raider” film for MGM, starring Alicia Vikander, and “Gotham City Sirens,” an expansion of the “Suicide Squad” franchise which David Ayer is looking to direct with Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn for Warner Bros. She has also has the movie “Ares” set up at MGM.

Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who directed Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind. As for star Brie Larson, who plays the titular heroine, she recently revealed the response to her casting, and why it's important for her to get this right.

“The response was really positive, and that felt really cool. I mean, making movies is hard, and making films of that size is even harder. It requires so much physically, and it’s a lot longer shoot, and there’s also the pressure because this is a character that is incredibly inspiring to people and means a lot,” Larson continued. “So you just want to get it right. I feel really excited about how everything is shaping up.”

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.

 

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