Captain Marvel Movie Enlists New Screenwriter

Deadline brings word that a new screenwriter has been brought on to script the upcoming Captain Marvel movie starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson as the titular hero.

Marvel Studios has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet to write the feature, having previously written other high profile female lead tentpoles, including the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot and a draft of Warner Bros.’ Gotham City Sirens. Writers Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) wrote the first draft of the feature.

It was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that Captain Marvel will include Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, who will instead have both of his eyes in the feature because it will be set in the early ’90s. In addition, the antagonists for the film will be the alien race The Skrulls. A piece of concept art for the film was revealed at Comic-Con which you can view below.

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The directing pair of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) have signed on to direct the film. Kevin Feige will produce the film. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz serve as Executive Producers alongside Stan Lee.

In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.

Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019 and will begin production next year in Los Angeles, California.