Brie Larson Wants More Diversity On Captain Marvel Press Tour

Captain Marvel Green Lantern Brie Larson Avengers Super Bowl Elizabeth WarrenActress Brie Larson wants less white men on her Captain Marvel press tour to foster diversity while promoting the upcoming superhero film.

While speaking to Marie Claire about Captain Marvel and the message she’s trying to ultimately convey with the film, Brie Larson spoke about which audience she and Marvel Studios are trying to reach. According to the film’s star, Captain Marvel should be seen as a movie that empowers women all over the world. Brie Larson insisted that even though she’s not against 40-year-old white men reviewing the film and asking her questions during the press tour, she would much rather have women of different ethnicities in the mix as well:

“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male. So, I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of colour, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.’”

Brie Larson is backing her decision in a study made by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative which examined the race or ethnicity of every Rotten Tomatoes review of 2017’s 100 highest-grossing movies. The study showed that out of 19,559 reviews, white women only wrote 18.1%, men of color wrote 13.8% and 4.1% were from women of color. This leaves us with a whopping 63.9% reviews written by white men.

What do you think of Brie Larson’s decision? Sound off in the comment section down below!

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Source: Marie Claire

Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer

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Avengers Endgame Trailer Marvel StudiosToday, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos' decimation.

After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan's decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.

You can click "Next" to continue the gallery and find out what we learned from the new trailer!

Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos

Avengers Endgame Robert Downey Jr. Iron ManFollowing the showdown on Titan, Tony Stark and Nebula were left alone after Thanos eradicated the rest of the heroes who were present. While some assumed that the genius billionaire would find a way to return to Earth, it appears Tony is adrift in space on a vessel with limited supplies and oxygen.

Nebula Is With Tony

Avengers Endgame Nebula Marvel StudiosWhile Tony Stark may be lost in space with no chance of being rescued, it appears he will be accompanied by Nebula, the only other survivor of the showdown on Titan. How the two characters are getting along in what could be their final days remains unknown, though Nebula appears to be faring better than her new companion.

Scott Lang Escaped The Quantum Realm

Ant-Man Avengers EndgameDuring the first post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after his friends were erased by the Thanos snap and some speculated that the Avengers would have to rescue him. However, it appears Scott Lang managed to escape the realm on his own and brought the van containing the way to the alternate dimension with him.

Possible Time Jump

Avengers Endgame Marvel_Studios_Captain America Chris EvansDuring the final moments of the new trailer, Captain America and Black Widow view a video of Scott Lang asking to be let inside Avengers headquarters. Captain America wonders if the message is old, meaning that some time may have passed since Thanos' decimation and Scott's escape from the Quantum Realm.

Hawkeye Is Definitely Ronin

Avengers Endgame Hawkeye Ronin

After months of speculation, the Avengers: Endgame trailer essentially confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns. Furthermore, Captain America line about losing family being said over footage of Clint Barton's appearance suggests that the archer's family perished in the decimation and their deaths prompted him to take on a new identity.

They Know Spider-Man Is MissingAvengers Endgame Marvel Studios Spider-ManDuring the trailer, Bruce Banner can be seen assessing a list of victims of Thanos' decimation and it appears the team knows Spider-Man is among the missing. This may come as a surprise to some considering Spider-Man was with Tony Stark during the events of Infinity War.

Captain America's Winter Soldier Suit is Back

Captain America Avengers Endgame Winter SoldierAfter returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a full beard and disheveled costume, Captain America will return to a more familiar look that includes the suit from The Winter Soldier.

Thanos Is Still Wearing The Burned Gauntlet

Avengers Endgame Thanos Marvel StudiosAfter Thanos acquired all six Infinity Stones and used them to accomplish his mission, the gauntlet he used to harness their power was severely damaged. However, it appears the Mad Titan continues to wear the worn gauntlet, perhaps in an effort to ensure no one else can wield the power of the stones and undo his actions.

The Avengers Have A Plan

Avengers Endgame

Though all may seem hopeless, our heroes aren't heading into their next showdown with Thanos without a plan. Hopefully, it will work, because Steve Rogers certainly seems concerned about what they will do if the Avengers fail for a second time.

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  • Walter Starkey

    Great way to turn off your audience. What is wrong with these people who think we care what they think. How about we just want to enjoy a movie and keep your ignorant thoughts to yourself. Maybe [email protected]$ women dont care about marvel movies.

    • richard rosa

      how about white males abandon the movie and the franchise crashes just like star wars?

      • Peter Brown

        Um, when exactly did Star Wars crash?

        • richard rosa

          Solo was the canary in the coal mine. After Ep 9, Star wars will never see the Billion $ club again.

  • pepe romo

    So much for watching Captain Marvel on the big screen. Now I’m just going to wait for an HD rip.

    • With korsubs ?

    • FUjustFU

      Netflix. But I won’t be disappointed if I never see it. Captain Marvel comes across as annoying in the trailer. Besides, Captain Marvel was always a gutter character at Marvel. A legal requirement forces them to publish 4 issues a year so Marvel doesn’t lose the name to DC.

      • Darthmanwe

        PRoblem with it is that Marvel, trying to hold onto the name when Fawcett comics had stopped publishing Cap Marvel comics, never stopped to think of a good back story. The original Mar-vel was a piece of crap in terms of storytelling, and when the thing shifted to monica rambeau, all they did was to BLATANTLY rip off Green Lantern lore instead of trying to create something new.

        And it never recovered from that series of blunders. People might tell you carol danvers is some super popular character, while in reality, they tried to reboot Civil War with her in the lead, and it spectacularly killed an entire line of Marvel comics, forcing marvel into another soft reboot.

        Kamala Khan is honestly the only slightly okay one what with her teen drama and all, but when your storytelling measuring stick is Miles Morales, you damn well fall short.

        In short, I dont see any version of any Cap Marvel stories where you can make it into a good movie story, even heavily modified. Ironically speaking, after her re-imagining post Mar-vel era, ( she used to be a love interest), her primary characteristic has been, and I am so not kidding, and a few in comics characters referenced this, is that she is almost too much like a stereotypical man. monica herself remarked on that, and in that horrible civil war 2 run , people basically told her that even Tony wasn’t that big of an a-hole.

        • FUjustFU

          The problem with most female superheroes is that they are basically just men, Wonder Woman aside. And Wonder Woman got in through the back door (though Professor Marston was an awful movie, almost completely put me off lesbian scenes). If comics wanted heroines they would try creating something in the vein of Eowyn and Arwen – they are more than just re-cast men.

          • Darthmanwe

            That’s just not true, there are many female superheroes in comics where they dont exhibit overtly male characteristics.

            DC in particular is pretty good at that. From WW all the way to the new GL Cruz, there are a lot of really well written female superheroes.

            So no, I don’t buy into that theory either.

            Captain Marvel Danvers is just a really bad character overall, she’s actually an outlier in terms of how badly written she is.

  • Ricky Bobby 1979

    Not a smart move insult the core audience. Most super hero movie fans are white dudes.

    I’m surprised Iger isn’t telling her to zip it.

    • Samir Goel

      While Brie has not been very diplomatic to have further representation and inclusion of groups of people who can better reflect our overall communities i agree with her sentiments. I dont think people should take it personally or feel offended as to what is intended here and the very reason Bob and others have not told her to zip it. Nevertheless because of so much hurt feelings and resentment Brie should be mindful in how she states things so as not to offend people and have things in damage control. But with this said Brie is just being Brie and it is better one is honest and act in accordance to their nature.

      I dont believe for one moment Brie is hating on white men just rather saying other groups are heavily under represented and should be given more opportunities and is at least opening those up to them for as long it is in her power to do so and encourage influence others to do the same. I respect this in that people who haven’t had equal and fair access to things in life should have them although with this said I sit on the fence of things like affirmative action/reverse discrimination. If things were more equal and fair to start with this wouldn’t be an issue but given they are not we may need to consider means like affirmative action to get it there.

      • PoeTentiate

        Are you mansplaining for her?

        • Jay Kelley

          No he’s “Bitchteaching”. Don’t like that word? Then lose “mainsplaining”..

          • FUjustFU

            The correct term is “hagnagging”

          • PoeTentiate

            So you’ve decided to white-knight /explain for her as well? Or was his comment just too long for you to read?

          • Travis

            I think he was being ironic.

      • Darthmanwe

        Here’s the basic problem, and why I find her a hypocrite and disingenuous hollywood cartoon: She’s not attacking SAG, she’s not attacking PGA, she’s not attacking DGA….

        She’s attacking… the critics. The already immensely liberal leaning, virtue signaling, almost entirely progressive body of a profession whose sole job is to OFFER VIEWPOINTS on a piece of art, subjective by the very definition of the word, ART.

        Attacking critics, in politics, in art and in business life, is an act of most debased, vile hypocrisy. Attacking critics means you are trying to suppress something. It is tantamount to fascism.

        In this case, Brie Larson attacking the critics body in such a way, before also attacking DGA, SAG or PGA means one thing:

        She’s trying to blame a future blunder of this (phony) Cp Marvel movie on critics.

        • Idk, the critics , some of them at least, might do a ghostbuster 2016 review, and give the film an inflated review ?

          • Darthmanwe

            They would do that without Brie speaking like this. It was almost a %110 guarantee that they would.

            Now, after this stupidity, it is in question. Sure, many of them still might, but she just pissed off about 30% of critic body who still have backbone and pride in their craft, and they are not gonna be favorable to the movie at all.

            Also, in Ghostbusters’ defense, I think that movie got exactly the RT it deserved. At 74%, it was an okay made movie, but ultimately very forgettable.

            I don’t buy into this narrative where people believe Marvel or DC or Disney or Paramount or Sony or anyone BUYS the critics. Certain themes like racial injustice or gender equality do trigger the critics and might move them to give a movie a better rating, but I have yet to see the critic consensus being overwhelmingly positive on a movie that is objectively bad only because of said themes.

            Green Book is an incredibly liberal movie made by liberals for liberals, but it deserves every bit of praise it gets, because it really is a f….g good movie.

            They might cram in all the girl power bits they can think of into Cp. Marvel movie as they like, but if this is just another Ant Man-ish okay Marvel movie all over again, it’s not gonna end up with a %95 RT rating.

        • FUjustFU

          She isn’t even insulting professional critics. She is insulting people who post on Rotten Tomatos. What do they have to do with critics on a press tour? Must need a degree in wamen’s studies to understand that one.

          • Darthmanwe

            Technically speaking, anyone listed in RT would count as a professional critic in this day and age.

          • FUjustFU

            Outside of major publications, I don’t think most of the reviewers reach the $900/m income threshold to be considered ‘professional’.

          • Darthmanwe

            The majority of RT certified reviewers hold either a newspaper spot or a respected youtube channel with a very healthy viewership, so I know for a fact that’s not true. The few that doesn’t go into either of those categories are usually multi-purpose columnists so they don’t really count in that regard.

        • cruizerdave

          Exactly. Critics already overly tout certain films because of the ethnicity of the cast. Black Panther was average, but to read critics reviews of it, it was extraordinary. It wasn’t. It was fine, but forgettable.

          She’s pandering to minorities while setting up a narrative that if the film fails, it will be the fault of sexist critics.

          • Darthmanwe

            I will interject with a personal opinion here, as far as Marvel Movies go, BP is my 2nd best after Winter Soldier. It is an incredibly well made movie, and it has the hands down best Marvel villain to date in it. Blackness had nothing to do with why that movie was so good. I am also a big Ryan Coogler fan, and he didn’t disappoint with it.

            The problem surrounding BP is that it got an undeserving oscar nom. And it is unfortunately because of the whole black oscars thing. BP is a really damn good movie, but it is not worth an oscar nom. That’s where the dissonance is coming from.

            I’ll give you a truly average movie that somehow ended up taking oscar, Crash. God that thing was a boring sleepfest of a movie.

    • Prince N’Jobu

      “Core audience.” 🙄 Not everything has to cater to you. And she isn’t “insulting” white males at all. She’s just saying other people should get an equal chance to be on her press tour. How fricking hard is that to understand?

      • Nurdboy42

        People hear what they want to hear. And then they get mad when they get called sexist or racist.

      • Venera Hristova

        It’s not like rotten tomatoes is forbidden for black male and female.
        Women I general don’t review movies. Just like the majority of men are made by men

        • Prince N’Jobu

          Is that because of a lack of interest or a lack of opportunity? Brie Larson is trying to increase opportunity.

          • Bartosz Baranowski

            Do you even know what opportunity is? “a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.” – is someone standing there with whip or shotgun banning those folks or are they just too lazy?

          • Prince N’Jobu

            Who is she banning? Is saying “I want to save room for more women and people of color” banning white men?

          • Bartosz Baranowski

            By banning I meant – people of color or women cant attend because someone does not allow them or they are too lazy?

            Also, logic, do you even phantom what it is? Yes, “saving” room for women and people of color is racial/sex based segregation, so yeah, essentially it means banning white men, cause they are excluded from participation based on arbitrary quota. How ironic!

          • Werds

            There is unlimited room its the internet, Make a blog/youtube channel write reviews post them to Rotten tomatoes then show up at the press events looking spiffy with a press pass bing bang boom, that all it is. i could do it as a hobby

      • FUjustFU

        Yes, everything does.

      • Ian

        “She’s just saying other people should get an equal chance”
        No ones arguing with that, but this is forced diversity not equal opportunity. If the majority of a sex/ethnicity make up a field then one should expect the majority of people in that field to make up those you see, that’s not a lack of equal opportunity that’s a lack of people not matching said group applying themselves to said position.
        Equal opportunity is a good thing, forced equal outcome is not that in itself requires one to be sexist and racist to achieve.

        • Fuzzballfox Onionring

          There are plenty of journalists who are women, or queer, or people of color. The problem is that they just don’t get sent to press tours like this, or promoted, or publicized.

          BECAUSE the media industry assumed that their views aren’t wanted.

      • Retsnom

        Um yeah…. sorry, she absolutely insulted white males and no back peddling is gonna take back this quote: Brie Larson: ‘I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time’.

        • David Gowers

          Considering the target audience for that movie doesn’t seem to have been 40 year old white men, she’s not wrong

          • Retsnom

            So you are justifying her insults based on target audience and not the qualifications of a critic?

      • Travis

        Right. Just like it would be perfectly fine for a white guy to request less black interviewers. Because it’s not about who you are. It’s not about your qualifications. It’s about your skin color. Didn’t we all learn that from Dr. King?

        • Prince N’Jobu

          Why do people use this argument so much? “It’s about their qualifications, not their skin color.” Of course it is. But we need to ask ourselves, why are white men consistently better represented in so many fields than people of other demographics? If it were really all about qualifications, we would expect more proportional representation. But we don’t. Is this because women and people of color are somehow less qualified than white men? Or is it because there are factors behind the scenes that are making it harder for people of color and women to get in the door? You can disagree with Brie Larson’s methods if you wish. But you have to acknowledge the problem she is addressing: there are cultural biases that make it harder for women and people of color to get certain opportunities. And one way to counteract that is saying, “I want to make a concerted effort to get a more diverse group of interviewers at my press tour.” Your example of a white guy requesting less black reviewers is ridiculous because there’s no problem of white guys being underrepresented in press tours, while there IS a problem with people of color and women being underrepresented.
          Also, I’m really, really tired of people using MLK quotes to argue that we should stop talking about race. MLK certainly wanted a world where race didn’t matter, but he definitely didn’t have any illusions that he lived in one yet. MLK was a much more provocative and controversial figure than a lot of politicians would have you believe, and he wasn’t afraid of calling out the white community when necessary.

          • Travis

            No. You don’t get to say, “Of course it’s about qualifications and not skin color! But we need less people with white skin doing this job and more people with black skin.” That isn’t about qualifications. That’s about skin color. And the reason white men are “consistently better represented”? Hmmm. Could it be because white people make up around 70% of the population of this country, while African Americans only make up 13%? So wouldn’t you expect there to be quite a few more white movie critics in this country? How many black movie critics do we need? Do you have a number in mind? A percentage? Or are we just going to start replacing white guys with people of color until you and Brie decide we have the “right” mix?

            The problem is that you don’t seem to want equality of opportunity. You want equality of outcome, regardless of whether or not that outcome is deserved. Again. No one is stopping you from writing your own reviews. If they’re good, people will read them. If not, they won’t. You want more black reviewers? Encourage more black kids to go to college and get a journalism degree. I don’t have a journalism degree. I didn’t go to college to study journalism. Therefore I don’t expect anyone to hand me a job writing movie reviews for Rolling Stone. Do you have any idea what the percentage of African American journalism majors is? Neither do I. But I’d sure be interested in hearing those numbers before I go around blaming racist white men for not hiring people of color. When you look at the NBA, do you assume that most of the players are black because the owners have something against white guys? Or Asian guys? Or Hispanic guys? Or do you just assume that most of the best basketball players are black? I don’t know about you, but I assume that the owners are running a business, and they’re trying to hire the best people for the job because they want to make money. I don’t think they have any obligation to make sure we have proportional representation of all demographic groups. And if I hear a white kid complaining that all the NBA players are black, I’d tell him to work harder. Practice more. I wouldn’t file a complaint with the NBA demanding 60 percent of players be white (which would be the correct demographic mix according to population).
            As far as Dr King goes, I’M sick and tired of people using his words when they suit him, but discarding them the minute they don’t find them useful.

            Bottom line is this: (I’m assuming you’re black based on your avatar. My apologizes if I’m wrong.) I don’t want your son to ever have to walk into a job interview and hear, “I’m sorry, but you’re black. We’re looking for more white women.” I don’t want Brie’s daughter to ever have to walk into a job interview and hear, “I’m sorry. You’re a woman. We’re looking for more Hispanic men.” And I don’t want MY son to ever have to walk into an interview and hear “I’m sorry. You’re clearly qualified, but unfortunately you’re a white male. White males are already over represented in this field. Maybe consider trying out for the NBA?”
            THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON SHOULD GET THE JOB. Regardless of skin color, gender, religious preference, sexual orientation, etc. Do you have any evidence that the companies that hire film critics are passing up more qualified women and minorities in order to hire white guys? If so, let’s see it. I’m with you. But so far you (or Brie) haven’t done that. Discrimination based on skin color is wrong. Discrimination based on gender is wrong. It’s wrong when white guys do it. It’s wrong when Asian people do it. And it’s wrong when women like Brie do it. Sorry, I’m not buying into this “racism and sexism for me, but not for thee” B.S.

            As far as Dr. King, I’M tired of people using his words when it suits them, and then completely ignoring them when it doesn’t. I’m sorry, but I have a problem with people saying, “Skin color doesn’t matter. Unless it benefits me. In which case skin color is ALL that matters.” (Same goes for gender, by the way.) You don’t get to have it both ways.

      • Shameen Johnson

        In cases like this equal does not mean that there is going to be an even split in gender and race. If the white female population in America is 29%, and the number of white females involved in her press tour matches that percent then that is equal.
        People blindly state things arent equal because there are more of one ethnicity or gender than others without actually digging into the numbers.

      • Ariel Goldstein

        sorry snowflake but white men are still the core audience.

    • Nurdboy42

      I’m not insulted. Maybe you just have thin skin?

      • cruizerdave

        Doesn’t insult me. It just annoys me when people like her pound their chest and virtue signal. Guaranteed, she’s lived a privileged life in gated communities. She’s doing this to prove what a great person she is, but she doesn’t mean any of it. She’s pandering. It’s not real, it’s all for show.

        • Nurdboy42

          Proof she’s not being genuine?

          • 23rdDjin

            definitely the opposite of proof that he doesn’t feel insulted…

        • Fuzzballfox Onionring

          When you’re so jaded that any time anyone does or says anything progressive you insist it’s “just for show”, the problem might be that you just have a horribly misanthropic view of the world.

    • JuHoansi

      If you’re “insulted” by inclusion, maybe you need to find a safe space and have a good cry into a pillow.

      • FUjustFU

        I’m insulted by paying $20 to be insulted.

      • PoeTentiate

        Inclusion by exclusion?

        • JuHoansi

          Only a snowflake would make that logical leap. Go find a safe space.

    • blank

      So, honest question: how is this insulting? The way I read it, she’s just saying “we need a more diverse group in our press tour. Having mostly white men isn’t diverse.” That seems like a statement of fact, and while I would definitely love to be a part of some Marvel press tour someday, I don’t think I’d be insulted if a women was picked over me. Granted, I’m older, so I’m not bothered as much by attempts to deliberately include more underrepresented groups, so I honestly don’t see the “insult” here. But I’m also old enough to know that my view isn’t necessarily the right one. Could you lay out a bit more why this is an insult rather than just a particular staffing choice?

  • demsco

    This is why Kodi .

  • 23rdDjin

    An overwhelming majority of critics…

    And first out of the gates to whinge about it as well.

    • Football Talk

      Exactly. Media hypocrisy at its finest.

  • Mangler

    Sorry if it offends you Brie that I’m white. Truthfully, I am not actually a fan but I am sorry if your offended. I do wish you good luck dealing with your distress over an excessively white male fan base.

    • John Prince

      You’re a Big Fan of tom “I do my own stunts” crooz though,huh? Are you a spacey scientologist big being like him ?

  • Conor mc

    Hooooo boy. While she does make a point that diversity and inclusion are alienating minorities, she’s gone about this so, so badly and unprofessional. All of her words are going to backfire and I don’t see her career or reputation ever recovering. She’ll be known as her generations Gwyneth Paltrow. Which I do find unfortunate, because I’ve been a fan of her for several years – Short Term 12 and Room are both great and she is very strong in both films. Breaking into A-List territory was not the career path she should have taken, she would have been fine staying in the Indie circuit. Bottom line, her career is as good as done.

  • Cliffhuxtable911

    She fails to include all races in that 63.8% of “white” men. It’s not just white men, but asians, latinos, etc.

  • FrankGrimes

    Have you ever heard the term target demo and idea that you shouldn’t attack them. What a dimwit. I’m not exaggerating by saying she cost Disney tens of millions. What a bimbo.

    • Nurdboy42

      I’m not exaggerating by saying she cost Disney tens of millions.

      How? Movie isn’t out yet and it’s tracking big.

      What a bimbo. Maybe white men are just better at making movies people like.

      Have you ever been called a racist or a sexist and you didn’t understand why?

      They are the only people that can’t dump on other demographics.

      How is she dumping on other demographics?

      • By implying they are not diverse enough for her (as though she only cares about how a person looks). I’ll pass on sexist movies like this.

        • Rollo Tamasi

          Comments from burner accounts are not credible, imo.

      • It was tracking big. $160-180 million opening weekend.
        Thats been downgraded by 50% since Brie started her crusade,

        Just flip what she said , and see if you maybe understand the reaction .

        Saying there is too many [ insert any group of people ] will always be met with a negative response from said group.

        • Nurdboy42

          I don’t think you understand how box office tracking works.

      • FrankGrimes

        Considering that they were estimating a $180 million opening weekend and they now thing around $100 to $120 million after her SJW press tour. Say you are about to sell a car to someone for $10,000 and your idiot friend mentions it smells funny. If the buyer lowers his offer to $8,000, I’m pretty positive you would blame your idiot friend for losing you $2,000 even though you made $8,000. Understand that lesson in basic economics?

        Is that a passive aggressiveness way of calling me racist or sexist?

        Target Demo for superhero movies are white males. You and I both know this. When she says she’s wants less of her target demo at press junkets, that is dumping on them. If I said I wanted less black females at my press events, I would be rightly accused of dumping on that demo. Got it? Not tough concepts.

        • Nurdboy42

          I know you people like to hear what you want to hear but for the last time, she did NOT say she wanted less white guys.

          • FrankGrimes

            Quote from Wrinkle in Time:

            “I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color.”

            “About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male” She then she said she took steps to change that.

            Replace that with ANY other demographic and you would be singing a different tune. There would be calls to fire her from the film and you know it. If you don’t want to have the intellectual honesty to admit that, I don’t know what to tell you. Regardless, she was stupid to say it and Disney will pay the price.

            She did not specifically say she wanted less white guys but there is this concept called “logically implying” that the left uses all the time. I want A to occur but B must occur for A to occur. Oh, but I never said I wanted B to occur. We aren’t that dumb.

          • Nurdboy42

            Larson elaborated on this point, saying that it wasn’t about excluding white men, but including those who have historically been marginalized.

            “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not. What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie, and review your movie.”


            She did not specifically say she wanted less white guys

            Oh so you agree with my point.

            but there is this concept called “logically implying” that the left uses all the time. I want A to occur but B must occur for A to occur. Oh, but I never said I wanted B to occur. We aren’t that dumb.

            Since that is what you are inferring, and not what she’s implying, yes, you are that dumb.

  • AlphaBlu

    Jesus she’s insufferable.

    It’s like she’s never heard the word ‘demographic’.

    The Black Panther folks went out of their way to get more and more black kids included in showing and screenings. Rather than demonising white men this moron should be out there encouraging more and more little girls to come and see her film (movie ratings notwithstanding).

    • Darthmanwe

      It’s not like they would be breaking new ground, Wonder Woman did exactly that and it was more than fine. It included more little girls and housewives, rather than running an exclusion campaign.

      This is an indecipherably bad move.

      • Rollo Tamasi

        Wonder Woman did exactly that and it was more than fine.

        It included more little girls and housewives


        • Darthmanwe

          I am not the one saying that, it was the freaking Box Office analysts. Wonder Woman had one of the highest rewatch and attendance rating amongst housewives to date, save for movies like 50 Shades of Grey.

          I am not kidding or being misogynistic, it’s just facts. One reason why WW did so well domestically WAS that a certain percentage of female populace that maybe visits movies once a year went out to that movie in droves, repeatedly.

  • Prince N’Jobu

    All of the fragility in the responses to her comments is making me barf. It’s obvious the point she is making, but men who wanted to see this movie fail anyway are jumping on this.

    • Thomas Charles

      I’d say you’re the fragile one if Internet comments want to make you barf.

    • Is her point she dosent like that more white men enjoy comics than others? And that she wants less of them reviewing her?

    • Darthmanwe

      PRoblem is, her point IS pointless. She’s not attacking PGA or SAG for lack of inclusion, she’s attacking THE CRITICS.

      The last demographic anyone should attack! The critics are notoriously liberal leaning already, why is she attacking her CORE ALLY GROUP?

      This makes no sense. No sense.

      • Nurdboy42

        she’s attacking THE CRITICS.

        But she’s not doing that?

    • Rollo Tamasi

      Or they only read headlines and don’t actually read the articles?

      Or they’re too dumb to understand what they’re reading?

  • You only wrote half of a piece, Heroic Hollywood. How many white reviewers are there working for the major publications vs. Women, minorities, etc.? If there are far more white men working in these roles than from other groups, it makes sense that they would write the majority of reviews.

    And then, if you want to question why there are way more white men than others working these jobs, you can do that. But simply throwing out the statistic about the number of reviews tells only part of the story.

  • If she’s a sexist, racist, misandrist bigot then pull the movie and offer her an exit package. Enough anti-male, anti-white in the guise of diversity language. Sexist feminism and hatred is no way to promote a film.

  • Nurdboy42

    To all you incels whining please point out where she said she wanted less white guys. And if you’re offended by the inclusion of women and people of colour please explain why.

    • So she wants to make it more inclusive by excluding more of a certain demographic…… Yea hard pass on this dumbater fire film and arrogant supporters.

      • Rollo Tamasi

        So she wants to make it more inclusive by excluding

      • Nurdboy42

        Please point out to me where it said she’s excluding people.

        • Qthetar .

          Well I guess this is like the NBA where white men can complain that there are more black people playing than white, and vice versa for fans. Does that mean there should be more inclusion, because it’s not about your qualifications it’s about your skin of color and your genitals that matters right! But then again white people make almost 80% of America, so what’s her next move, bring more immigrants and force change the facts that white people make most of the population.

          • Fuzzballfox Onionring

            Point. To the sentence. Where Brie Larson said “I want to exclude white men”.

            Why is that so hard?

          • Qthetar .

            Where did she say I want diversity. She never says that and leave it at that. She always has to insert some pathetic gestures when mentioned white people. She says she doesn’t care what a white man has to say about a certain movie. You tell me why will that matter. Stop defending a trash.

  • Alias Undefined

    Now, imagine if the roles were reversed. The feminists would be lined up in droves cursing and boycotting the film. This is how you know feminists aren’t equal to men. Men don’t need to pull this kind of foolishness to achieve greatness, where as these women have to spread prejudice and lies to get ahead. They can’t compete on an even playing field. Go ahead and keep attacking White men, but when the time comes that you need us, which you will with the way things are going in the West… You will say ”Save Us” and we’ll say ‘No’.

  • Alias Undefined

    Now, imagine if the roles were reversed. The feminists would be lined up in droves cursing and boycotting the film. This is how you know feminists aren’t equal to men. Men don’t need to pull this kind of foolishness to achieve greatness, where as these women have to spread prejudice and lies to get ahead. They can’t compete on an even playing field. It would be amusing, if it wasn’t so pathetic.

  • Spasmolytic

    I’m sure she wants as many white men as possible to see her movie.

  • Templar Scumbag

    I’ll just save money for Godzilla and the actual Captain Marvel.

    • I kinda hope they throw some shade at the captain marvel movie, calling him the real cm or something.
      Nothing like some good ole fashion dc mc rivalry.

  • Darthmanwe



    I’d understand actors in movie and other things but uh…

    She’s miffed that the publicity circuit contains too many white men? The websites and the presses and all that?


  • ropper08

    Um. When is wanting more women of color equals to wanting less white men?

  • Spasmolytic
  • Rollo Tamasi

    Headline worked like are charm. Dance puppets dance. Stupid MFs.

    • FUjustFU

      Doea that include the poor grammar?

      • Rollo Tamasi

        Doea that include the poor grammar?

        • FUjustFU

          I never said anything about speling

  • Bennett Waisbren

    Huh. Today I learned that Brie Larson’s a massive racist and a misandrist. Someone should tell her to smile. Just to piss her off more.

  • Retsnom

    Take a lesson from Aquaman. Get a hot dude in the role if you want to attract more wahmen into comic book movies. Sadly I do not know of any guys that think Brie is hot. Lets be honest it is a gender thing and biology is more powerful then your mental disorder.

    • Nurdboy42

      Brie Larson is hot. There.

      • Retsnom

        I don’t know you so my comment remains true. Not everyone has good taste in women. Having to hire a butt model for reshoots isnt gonna save her dead pan facial expressions or her acting.

        • Nurdboy42

          She won an Oscar. Her acting will be fine.

          • Retsnom

            LOLS who cares about that? That actually means nothing since the Oscars are nothing more that Hollywood masturbation and virtue signaling. Considering that the movie barely broke even domestically, roughly 140,000+ saw it in the theater domestically. Most people never even seen the movie let alone knows the name of the movie and was virtually a flop as it didn’t even gross 2.5x of budget after marketing. I don’t know anyone who saw it, do you, did you?

            Sorry but she does not have the chops to pull this off correctly specially judging from the trailers. Her virtue signalling interviews are not helping, that is for sure.

          • Nurdboy42

            Thanks for the hot take, random incel. Me? I’m going to trust Marvel made another great casting choice. They’ve not had a miscast yet, I doubt this will be their first.

          • Retsnom

            Wow, nothing better than a shill NPC slapping down on the personal attacks. See how that works? So you do not have a fact based counter point other than you think she is hot (SMDH), she won an Oscar for a movie no one saw and Marvel doesn’t make mistakes. Powerful debate skills….

            Clearly you have not been paying attention to all the franchises that have committed seppuku with the blade of Toxic Femininity only to be seconded by progressive agenda indoctrination pimping because the “future is female” Let me guess, you are a male feminist?

            “Captain Marvel” projected box office take has dropped by over 28% since Brie Larson really hit the press tour and began promoting the film, and industry experts note that it could be even lower with one of their sources telling them, “give or take $20M.”

            But the shill media of course is pimping the opposite

          • Nurdboy42

            Mmmm k.

        • Butt model?? She’s really that out of shape? Yeah sounds soo hot, lol.

  • cruizerdave

    Oh good. I have one more reason not to see this movie. Beyond the fact that it looks generic.

    Although I do want to see young Sam Jackson …

    Eh, I can wait til it hits streaming. Thanks for saving me the $10 movie ticket and popcorn Bree.

  • charley newman

    So, I just did a quick google search; It took me less than a minute: according to the U.S Census Bureau, in 2017 76.6% of Americans are white. So if we add the white men and white women cited here (63.9 + 18.1) we get 82 percent. That’s less than a six percent disparity. So… who cares? The more noticeable problem could potentially be that only 22 percent of white critics are women, however this could easily be chalked up to difference of interest.

    Based solely off of my personal experience and observation, women don’t seem to have the same level of interest in film that men have. Not to mention they seem to have even less of an interest in tearing a film apart and analyzing it. Not all women, obviously. We all exist on a spectrum. I just think this whining and bemoaning of racism and sexism is all a little silly and misplaced. Those things are real and are serious problems, so crying wolf about things that don’t matter and aren’t problems, is a problem.

  • David Swank

    Ok well whites are 65% total population of the USA. Blacks are 13% total population. So actually the amount of white and black critics absolutely coincide with what the population is. So yes what she said was racist/sexist. What they really want is a majority minority in everything blocking whites from anything they can. This is the norm in politics these days.

  • Bob Lee

    People in the west don’t want to see what is right in front of them. They keep getting caught up in race and gender narratives because a certain group of politically motivated elites have hijacked Hollywood, academia, and the news media, among others.

    They continue, just like the Frankfurt School Marxists of old, to push division by seeming to push for noble racial and gender endeavors that in reality only divides us and pits us against each other. It does this by hiding it’s nefarious intentions with sweet sounding words, then when things go wrong they point at the other side as being the cause when it was the virtue signalers and the elites behind them that pushed it to begin with that started the whole mess.

    It doesn’t matter if one group is larger or smaller, if you wish for that group to be lessened due to race or gender you are playing on dangerous ground and it will most likely not end well.

  • william_the_conqueror

    Lack of facial expressions. B­itchface is all she’s got. How lame is that for an actress?

  • BroHomo

    Lol White dudes soooo sensitive and fragile…until they ride this D!!!

  • Eric Lencher

    Why don’t liberals know how to read their own statistics? Since the study quoted says that white men account for 63.1% of the reviews, and men of color account for 13.8%, that is almost exactly how proportional blacks and whites are in America. Blacks are 13% of America, and in this analysis, Hispanics are lumped in with whites. They aren’t putting Hispanic reviewers into the persons of color category.Proportionally blacks are represented at the rate they should be. The only argument to be made is that men are slightly more than 3 times more likely to review a movie as women. And I’m not sure this is an argument because ANYONE can review a movie on rotten tomatoes. Women are NOT precluded or discriminated against in any way. They simply choose to review movies less often. Why do you think more women go into nursing than men? Could it be that there are BIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES between the sexes that influence choice? Do liberals all discount evolutionary biology in favor of critical theory and cultural Marxism? Equality of opportunity does not equal equality of outcome, and the fact that more men CHOOSE to review on a free site like Rotten Tomatoes is proof.

    • Fuzzballfox Onionring

      Dear mods,

      “Cultural Marxism” is still an alt-right codeword for “jews”.

  • woodyrogers1

    It seems to me that her wishes desires would be better fufilled if she directed her energies in a more positive direction by publicly asking both women and minorities to go to the movie and write reviews about it on Rotten Tomatoes.