The Marvels features Brie Larson’s grand return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers. A new report reveals it may not be a happy reunion, with the Captain Marvel actress growing disillusioned with the role following backlash online.
MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios is a new book that gives fans a look behind the curtain at Marvel Studios. Some tidbits have been fun, such as the reveal that Sony’s Sinister Six film would’ve featured Spider-Man fighting dinosaurs. Others have been less so, with an excerpt describing how Brie Larson became “disillusioned” with the role of Captain Marvel after backlash.
“The future of those Marvel icons was unclear,” one of the book’s authors, Joanna Robinson, wrote. “The departure of franchise anchors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson had already taken its toll, as had the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman, but other MCU stalwarts were heading for the exits. The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ cast went on a farewell tour, Brie Larson grew disillusioned, and Marvel tussled with Sony in a custody battle over Tom Holland.”
It’s unclear exactly what this means for the future of Captain Marvel in the MCU. Given that The Marvels is being marketed as an ensemble film, Brie Larson may step away from Marvel Studios for a while to let someone like Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau take up the role. It’s also possible Iman Vellani Ms. Marvel will step up in her place as a Young Avenger.
The talent behind The Marvels
The Marvels is set to be a groundbreaking film in many ways. Not only does it feature three powerful female superheroes, but it also has a female director, Nia DaCosta, who previously directed the horror flick Candyman. The movie features a cast that includes Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joon, Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur.
“She has a really calm vibe, too,” Iman Vellani said about DaCosta. “These movies are not easy to make at all. There’s like a million, bajillion little moving pieces. She and [executive producer] Mary [Livanos] did such a great job to keep morale high. Even if there were days where they wanted to rip people’s heads off, they would never show it and never put their stress on anyone else.”
In addition to directing The Marvels, Nia DaCosta also co-wrote the script alongside Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells. During an interview, DaCosta described the movie as being “full comic book madness,” teasing what audiences can expect from the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe project.
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