In 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.
Reasons To Be Pumped For ‘Captain Marvel’
It’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.