‘Captain Marvel’ Lands ‘Tomb Raider’ Scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet
Brie Larson’s first big solo outing in the MCU is undergoing a little shake-up behind the scenes. Marvel has reportedly hired a new screenwriter for Captain Marvel, the ’90s-set superhero film that will introduce audiences to the eponymous hero. And they could do a lot worse than a scribe whose credits include upcoming projects like the Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander, as well as the all-female DC villains team-up Gotham City Sirens.
According to Deadline, Marvel has commissioned a new Captain Marvel screenplay from Geneva Robertson-Dworet, a screenwriter who is gaining popularity with her work on various high-profile projects. In addition to scripting Tomb Raider and Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad spinoff, Robertson-Dworet penned an earlier draft of Sherlock Holmes 3 for Guy Ritchie, and spent some time in the Hasbro writers room at Paramount. Captain Marvel is being directed by Mississippi Grind duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) were originally hired to write the screenplay for Captain Marvel, but the former has moved on to make her directorial debut on the Disney animated film Gigantic, where she’ll share directing credit with Nathan Greno. (Interestingly enough, Perlman also clocked some time on Sherlock Holmes 3.)
Captain Marvel is set in the ’90s and will reunite Larson with her Kong: Skull Island co-star Samuel L. Jackson, reprising his role as (a younger, two-eyed) Nick Fury. The film will also feature the Skrulls, a villainous race of aliens that play a significant role in the superhero’s origins. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.