Brie Larson Was Initially Hesitant On Accepting ‘Captain Marvel’ Role

Captain MarvelLast week we finally got the announcement that a lot of people were waiting for as Marvel announced that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be directing Captain Marvel. Production is being eyed to start in February 2018 as Brie Larson enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers.

Vanity Fair recently did a big cover story on Larson where she spoke about taking on this role. What many may not know though is that initially, the actress was hesitant on taking the Captain Marvel role. However, it ended up being impossible for Larson to pass on this amazing opportunity.

“It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women—I’ll do it.”

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, is set to open in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Source: Vanity Fair

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

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • AlphaBlu

    “… and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up.”

    Brie Larson – Born 1989
    Carol Danvers – Created 1968

    Guess she wasn’t really looking hard enough.

    • Axxell

      I’m thinking she meant in cinema…