Marvel Studios is currently in production on Captain Marvel, which is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019, arriving between both Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018) and Avengers 4 (May 3, 2019). While there is still much we don't know about the story of Captain Marvel, one of the writers, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, revealed in a new interview how much fun she had writing the Carol Danvers character. Here's what the writer had to say, while promoting her upcoming movie Tomb Raider.
"Carol Danvers is someone I really enjoyed writing because she just loves kicking ass. She just has the best time, and that's something, hat's off to the comics, that's how she is in the comics and they created an amazing character. She was a joy to write because she's just always having fun. Always funny. Yeah. I had a blast with her."
Production is already under way, as evidenced from photos and videos taken from the set, revealing Brie Larson in Captain Marvel's classic green costume, while the cast continues to be rounded out. Brie Larson leads a cast that also includes Ben Mendelsohn, rumored to play the villainous Yon-Rogg, alongside Jude Law as Mar-Vell/Dr. Richard Lawson, DeWanda Wise as an unspecified character, Samuel L. Jackson returning as Marvel mainstay Nick Fury, with the latest casting addition revealed earlier this week, with Gemma Chan coming aboard as Minn-Erva. The Skrulls have also been confirmed as the primary villains, with the story set in the 1990s, a time period that has yet to be explored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With the 1990s setting and the addition of Nick Fury, who hasn't been in a Marvel movie since 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, some have speculated that this movie may finally show how Nick Fury lost his eye. The only hint fans have gotten about how Fury lost his eye was in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Fury told Cap (Chris Evans) that the last time he trusted someone, he lost an eye. It is believed that Marvel will use the same type of "de-aging" technology on Samuel L. Jackson that they used on Michael Douglas' Hank Pym in the opening scene of Ant-Man set in the year 1989.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet took over the writing duties from the original writers, Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), although it was confirmed that Robertson-Dworet did not start over from scratch. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) are directing Captain Marvel, with Kevin Feige producing. The story is said to include the iconic Kree-Skrull war from the Marvel Comics, and since Brie Larson's Carol Danvers has already been confirmed to appear in Avengers 4, which recently wrapped production, there will likely be a transition of sorts from this 1990s story that brings Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel into the present day, although it remains to be seen if that will happen during the movie itself, or in a post-credit scene. Geneva Robertson-Dworet revealed these new Captain Marvel details in a new interview with CinemaBlend.