Academy award winning actress Brie Larson has offered her opinion on the physical preparation required to play the titular character in Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel.
Larson will first be introduced as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War but recently announced Mississippi Grind directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are set to helm an origin story for the test pilot who (in the comics) gains super strength and the ability to fly after being caught in an explosion with a Kree device.
During a recent chat with CBR to promote her new film Free Fire, Larson explained that when it comes to the physicality required in any kind of action film, she leaves that up to the specialists to help her understand:
“Anything that’s the physical side, from past experience, you hire specialists to help you understand that and quantify it and pace you out and figure it all out. That’s part of the fun of making a movie. There’s a person who does the focus-pulling, and they’re the specialist at understanding depth. They do something I don’t understand, and I do something they don’t understand. My main focus is more on the human side of it. The costumes and all the stuff that’s on the surface, there are people you should talk to that are really interesting and they’re the ones in charge of that part. I’m just in charge of what’s going on in her head.”
When asked about the comic book research required for the role, Larson dished on the duality she sees in Carol:
“It’s always for me about the complexity. The thing that I love about her is that there are these actually two sides to her – these two things that are at war with each other. I feel like that’s what I love about being a person is that we’re constantly trying to balance between these two sides of ourselves or many sides of ourselves. It’s such an amazing opportunity to be able to put that metaphor on the outside and make that part of what her conflict is.”
With Larson in the role, she will no doubt bring an emotional depth that could help the film transcend the superhero genre (even as fantastical as the character is — flying around blasting energy from her hands as she defends the earth from alien threats) and make the first female-led Marvel feature stand out as something more than just another comic book movie.
But what do you think? Are you excited for Captain Marvel? Do you think Larson is a good fit for the superheroine? Let us know in the comments below.
Captain Marvel will make her debut in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, and will then return in her own solo film which is slated to hit theaters March 8, 2019.
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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.
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