Brie Larson’s Surprising Reaction To ‘Captain Marvel’ Casting Rumors

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With the breaking news that Oscar Winning actress Brie Larson is being sought for Marvel’s upcoming ‘Captain Marvel’ film, it seems that everyone is talking about the casting. But contrary to what everyone may realize, it seems the actress didn’t know who the character was until possibly recently.

In an interview with MTV back in 2015, the actress was asked regarding the original rumors that she was being considered for the role, and to the interviewers surprise, she revealed exactly how much she knew about Captain Marvel.

Following the initial statement and question regarding the rumor, the actress replied:

“Isn’t that a boy?”

After the initial confusion, she went on to say:

“The first female, so would I be playing a man? (laughs), I was like this is interesting, I’m kind of into it. I thought I was always forever going to be stuck playing female roles but, I’m down to play Chris Evans. No, wait, Chris Evans is Captain America. Who’s Captain Marvel?”

“I have no idea what I’m talking about, great, but people want me to this? Okay, good to know. I guess I’ve got to start reading the comic book.”

If the rumors are true, it sounds like Larson may already have the role so I definitely hope she did start reading the comic and did her homework.

Captain Marvel is currently scheduled for a March 8, 2019 release date.
Source: MTV 

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  • How is this surprising?

    Captain Marvel… the REAL Captain Marvel (I hate the name change to Shazam) who started in Fawcett Comics before moving to DC, is a man.

    Outside of comic book nerds, most people don’t know there is also a Captain Marvel over at Marvel, who is now a woman.

    • Peter James

      Outside of comic book nerds, most people don’t know that Shazam was originally Captain Marvel, or why he now goes by Shazam, or why he says Shazam, or what Shazam even means, or how DC were beaten to the punch by Marvel in staking their flag to that name.

      Not that DC are doing themselves any favors by having his first live action big screen appearance as playing second fiddle to his greatest adversary in the comics, in Black Adam.

      • Not so much so that Brie Larson, who obviously doesn’t know a lot about comic books, knew of Captain Marvel (Shazam) as a man. :-)

  • unpaidpundit

    Not everyone is a comic book fan.

  • Nathan_12thMan

    I don’t have a problem with this. Back in 2015 she didn’t know who Captain Marvel was. Now she could be the actress playing her. That has happened a bunch of times with actors & actresses playing superhero characters. The actress who played Elektra on DD (Netflix) didn’t know who she was, but she did her home work, fell in love with the character, and did a great job as Elektra in my opinion. I also believe it was her (maybe someone else) who said they fell in love with comics (the medium) because of studying for the role and now stops at comic book stores when they pass them to buy some.

  • It’s okay for me even if she doesn’t know already who she is going to play (if the rumors are true). As long as she does justice to the character

  • Dimitri

    LITERALLY nobody knows who is Captain Marvel.

  • Daquan Harris

    I think she got mistaken for captain america cuz captain and marvel i think she thought that i doubt she knows about shazam cuz lets be honest shazam isn’t that recognizable

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  • 94beyond

    I hoping more towards Katheryn Winnick of Vikings for the role however I’m cool with

    Miss Larson to be Carol Danvers if she’s confirmed by Marvel Studios. However as far as the villain is concerned I hope that the writers will go with Moonstone (Karla Sofen) and the lead antagonist and that actress Rebecca Ferguson who was considered for the Captain Marvel role ironically be the villain.It would really be interesting to see her be evil for a change

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