Following the cataclysmic event that will be Infinity War, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel will arrive to shake things up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is shaping up quite nicely with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck at the helm. Sadly for us information-hungry fans, aside from our first look at a few excitement-inducing pieces of concept art, we've heard no new developments on the movie...until now.
Deadline is reporting that Geneva Robertson-Dworet has been hired to pen the script for Captain Marvel. Nicole Perlman (#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy) and Meg LeFauve were initially attached to write the screenplay, but LeFauve had to step down from the project to work on Disney's new animated adventure, Gigantic. This is an exciting and promising switch-up, as Robertson-Dworet's past credits indicate she is more than able to take on this new job.
All of Robertson-Dworet's writing credits are for films that haven't hit the screen yet, but she already has built an impressive resumé thus far in her career. She wrote the #TombRaider reboot starring Alicia Vikander, and she's currently writing the screenplay for upcoming heavy hitters like Sherlock Holmes 3, #GothamCitySirens, and Dungeons & Dragons. On top of that, she's made it into the Black List. Twice.
What Does This Mean For Captain Marvel's Script?
Movies take a long time to make, so hearing that someone's been hired to write the Captain Marvel script almost a year and a half before it hits theaters may raise some eyebrows. Fortunately, there's nothing to be concerned about, because Robertson-Dworet isn't developing the screenplay from scratch.
You see, Perlman and LeFauve were officially hired to pen #CarolDanver's solo adventure in 2015, but they've actually been working on it with Marvel for a few years to shape its intricate structure –– from its place in the #MCU timeline to the representation of its titular heroine. As Perlman revealed during an appearance in The Great Big Beautiful Podcast:
"Meg [LeFauve] and I were hired a long time ago but we didn’t have our marching orders until recently. Marvel is a little bit of a house of cards in a sense that everything influences everything around it even if it's very modular. Figuring out where the story fits in the MCU influences things as well."
Going by all the details we've gotten about the story, such as the inclusion of the Skrulls, Kree, their intergalactic war, the'90s setting and the addition of Nick Fury as a sidekick, the script seems to be in great shape. In all likelihood, Robertson-Dworet has been brought in to give it the tune-up it deserves and get it ready for #MCU fans. Given all the exciting projects in her resumé, I can't wait to see what she adds to Captain Marvel's story.
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.