– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Wonder Woman may have been the first huge success for a female superhero, but that doesn’t mean her path is the only one to success. In order for Captain Marvel to work, it doesn’t need to try and replicate what worked for DC’s poster child, and luckily it doesn’t sound like they are.

Speaking with EW, Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet discussed the upcoming superhero film, revealing it to be an action comedy.

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.”

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So in this quote, we got a bit of a twofer. We learned that Captain Marvel is funny and that Tomb Raider is seemingly dead serious. But putting Tomb Raider aside, this is probably the right move. The Wasp is already kind of a “serious” character (she’s pretty much the straight man to Ant-Man), so having a female character who has more of a lighthearted personality works pretty well, and it’s pretty true to the character as well.

“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. 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.”

I can’t actually think of a recent female superhero who capitalized on her humor to make an impact. While I was more hopeful that Captain Marvel would skew more towards The Winter Soldier in tone, I think allowing her to indulge in laughs is a more unique and interesting way to go.

What do you think of this news? Do you like the idea of Captain Marvel being a comedy? Let me know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.