This Friday, actress Brie Larson will face off against one of cinemas most iconic beasts in Kong: Skull Island. Larson will play Mason Weaver, a war photojournalist who joins an expedition to the mysterious Skull Island. In an interview with Collider, Larso discussed how Mason is a different type of heroine than has previously appeared in King Kong films and how she hopes her role as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel will be another example of a new type of heroine.
“For me, I believe that just seeing women be strong and tough is not answering the question of what a female hero looks like. Women have their own set of skills that are worth exploring and seeing on screen. I feel like it’s too easy to just say, ‘We’ll just change the name of this male character to a female, but have her do all the same things that a male does.’ I don’t believe in that. I think there’s something else. I think there’s more to women than that. Mason (in Kong: Skull Island) is a great example of that, and Captain Marvel will be another great example of that and of exploring deeper how women lead and how that is different and unique.”
Though few details on the film are available to date, Brie Larson’s casting in the titular role and her previous comments on the responsibility of starring in Marvel Studios’ first female-led project have given fans confidence that the film is in more than capable hands.
Captain Marvel will be written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauv. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.