Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet says that the film has a very specific voice - and it's more of an "action comedy" than self-serious sci-fi.
Robertson-Dworet told Entertainment Weekly that the inspiration to inject a sense of humor into Captain Marvel came while she was working on her previous project, a draft of the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
“Captain Marvel has a very funny voice, and it’s more of an action-comedy...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," Robertson-Dworet explained.
“That’s not just me inventing that,” she added. “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].”
“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,” she continued. “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.”
Captain Marvel is due out in theaters March 8, 2019.