It looks like Marvel is starting to talk about its Captain Marvel movie a bit more. Aside from production and casting, we already know a few things, such as the movie being an origin story taking place in the 1990s, and will have both Kree and Skrull appearing. Today though, Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet gave us a few tidbits about the main character herself.
Robertson-Dworet, who is also working on the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot movie, originally wrote that character to be comedic, but with the input of its star, the script became more dramatic. The screenwriter ended up using more of that comedic tone for 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."
The writer says that she is not writing the Cap to be funny out of nowhere:
"That's not just me inventing that" … "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]."
Robertson-Dworet was further encouraged to write Danvers as such by the Wonder Woman movie:
"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."