10 Reasons To Be Pumped For ‘Captain Marvel’

10. Brie Larson

Brie Larson

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and I agree: Brie Larson can act.

The Oscar-winner is no stranger to nerdy movies either. She was in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World back in 2010, 21 Jump Street in 2012, and can now be seen in Kong Skull Island.  I’m excited to see the depth she will bring to the character. Her performance in Room (the role that won her the Best Actress Oscar last year) is emotionally raw and hard to take your eyes off of.

Casting Larson was a coup of Marvel’s. Not only does she have the serious side down, she also has a lot of comedic experience. Her roles in things like 21 Jump Street to The League show just how well she will fit in with the light, sometimes improv-y nature of the MCU. By poaching actors like her, Chadwick Boseman, and Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel is ensuring they will always be stacked with talent whenever Robert Downey, Jr or Chris Evans decide they want to hang up the tights.

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  • Darthmanwe

    After seeing Kong, I have doubts. I really hope Brie Larson isn’t another Natalie Portman, i.e. “locks up in franchise movies, awesome in indies” type of actress.

    • Carl

      After seeing Kong, nothing has changed for me. She was good when she actually had lines but the movie barely gave her anything to do.


    Wow, wtf is this writer even talking about? Another Marvel shill article, courtesy of Heroic Hollywood.
    First off, Captain Marvel’s book has not only been cancelled a half dozen times, but this current volume is tanking hard. It’s currently #97 on the comics sales charts, which means it’ll cancelled in a few more months too.
    CM has no discernible backstory, or any villains to speak of. She is only Marvel’s attempt at pushing to have their own WW. Nobody in the comics fan base particularly likes her. She’s shown herself to be a non-thinking gov’t stooge. A company woman who kills first, & asks Q’s later.
    How is this anyone to b excited for?

  • Nick

    Brie Larson isn’t a great pick, but as Samurai mentioned, the character is pretty lame in the comics anyways. She doesn’t really have any noteworthy stories or villains. I’m wondering why they are propping her up so much, but it’s probably because Fox owns Marvel’s best female characters.