Geneva Robertson-Dworet Tapped to Write Brie Larson’s ‘Captain Marvel’

The screenwriter’s credits include the “Tomb Raider” reboot and “Gotham City Sirens”

Screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet has been tapped to rewrite Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Robertson-Dworet’s credits include the “Tomb Raider” reboot and DC movie “Gotham City Sirens.” Screenwriters Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman were originally tapped to write the script, but LeFauve had to leave the superhero movie because she is now writing and directing Disney’s animated film “Gigantic.”

“Captain Marvel” is Marvel Studio’s first female superhero movie and will be a prequel set before “Iron Man.”

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed the news at a packed Hall H gathering last month at San Diego Comic-Con.

Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Nick Fury for the film — this time without the eyepatch because the film will be set in the 1990s (presumably before he lost use of his left eye).

And the film, to be directed by “Mississippi Grind” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will also feature the first-ever appearance of iconic Marvel alien antagonists, The Skrulls.

Marvel also showed some concept art designed for the movie, which follows Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, who is blessed with half-alien DNA and has the superpowers of strength, energy projection and flight.

The film is set for release on March 8, 2019.

Robertson-Dworet is repped by WME and Management 360.

Deadline first reported the news.