Brie Larson On Her Excitement To Play Captain Marvel

Captain MarvelIn 2019, Marvel Studios will be releasing its first ever female led superhero film as Carol Danvers enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain Marvel. While a director has yet to be picked for the film, Brie Larson was announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con to officially be the actor who will bring Carol Danvers to life.

In a recent interview with Collider, Larson spoke about what it is that makes her so excited to be playing this character and bringing Carol into the MCU. To Larson, besides getting to portray this iconic heroine, it’s exciting to play with “female complexity”.

“Aside from the fact that it’s iconic to be part of this, to be playing the first female [lead] in a solo [Marvel] movie, I think for me personally one of the things I’m excited about is the idea of female complexity. That’s what I’ve wanted to bring to every genre and every film that I’ve done. How can we come to understand the mystique of being female? And I think with Free Fire, for example, what excites me is to say, ‘It’s not so easy as just saying, oh, that’s a girl in an action movie; that’s a superhero and she’s tough and she’s just like a dude.’ That’s too easy. That’s not where we’re at actually. I think women are far more complicated and more interesting than just saying, ‘They’re like a dude, and that’s what makes them tough and that’s what makes them cool.’

That’s just not how it works, so to me it’s this idea of doing this film on this larger scale with really incredible, smart people behind it, with women behind it, that gives you an hour and a half, two hours to sit and see how different a woman can be. That seems cool to me, right?”

Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, is set to open in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Source: Collider

10 Reasons To Be Pumped For ‘Captain Marvel’

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captain marvelIt’s a good time to be Captain Marvel.

She is one of Marvel’s hottest characters right now, with her own title, as well as features in various Avengers titles. She was even just the lead character in Marvel’s Civil War 2 event, meaning it’s about time she got her own movie. With Brie Larson set to play the heroine in a new Marvel Studios’ film and the search for a woman director ongoing, now news has hit that Captain Marvel will start shooting in January.

While there are still a lot of things up in the air about the movie, a director hasn’t even been announced yet, things are shaping up well. Nicole Perlman, who penned Guardians of the Galaxy, was tapped to write the screenplay for Captain Marvel, so I’m expecting great things.

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for Captain Marvel to join the MCU. Did I forget yours? Well, let me know in the comments why you think it will or won’t be a good movie. Hit Next to find out the ten reasons you should be pumped for Captain Marvel.

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Andy Behbakht

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  • Kelly

    Could she leave us alone until production starts? Who is she, the Rock?

  • Axxell

    Dunno what’s taking Marvel so long to get this one going…

    • Deckard


      Marvel is waiting for Wonder Woman to release so it can scour the comment boards and see what people like and don’t like and then react accordingly. Then all the fanboi bloggers can yap about what a groundbreaker it is.


      • Axxell

        You’re talking about the same Marvel that took a massive investment on the first comic book based cinematic universe?

        • Deckard

          If by “investment” you mean “gamble” and if by “first comic book based cinematic universe” you mean 40+th comic based movie, then… no.
          I don’t even know why you talk about “cinematic universes” like they’re a thing. Was there a Daredevil / Electra cinematic universe? or a Superman / Supergirl one? Do Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshal constitute a shared universe? Madagascar started their “cinematic universe” 3 years before marvel. I even remember when the Love Boat docked at Fantasy Island!
          But yeah, “first cinematic universe”. Just like “best participation by the most unique snowflake in the field of excellence”.

          • Axxell

            LOL! SMH…”Madagascar”? A shared universe? A movie that only got one spinoff film AFTER the MCU, and even now whose 4th sequel is still not confirmed?

            Don’t break your nails grasping for that argument…