Samuel L. Jackson Calls ‘Captain Marvel’ Haters Incels

'These incel dudes who hate strong women...'

Captain Marvel Carol Danvers Brie Larson Samuel L Jackson Nick Fury

Captain Marvel serves as one of the most controversial films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a very vocal subset of fans criticizing the film’s star Brie Larson about everything from her claims about Carol Danvers’ power to not smiling enough on posters. Samuel L. Jackson has recently come to defend his co-star, calling Larson’s haters “incel dudes who hate strong women.”

Captain Marvel has been one of the MCU’s biggest break-out properties, earning $1 billion dollars at the box office and earning a sequel with the upcoming The Marvels. Despite this, the film’s star Brie Larson has been met with waves of hate from certain sections of the internet. Samuel L. Jackson, who has had a close relationship with Larson since they starred together in Kong: Skull Island, has spoken about her treatment by the fanbase, encouraging her to continue to be who she is with her feminist beliefs:

“When she got Captain Marvel, she called me and was like, ‘They want me in the Marvel Universe. Should I do it?’ And I was like, ‘Hell yeah! Let’s do it!’ But she’s not going to let any of that stuff destroy her.” Jackson tells Rolling Stone. “These incel dudes who hate strong women, or the fact that she’s a feminist who has an opinion and expressed it? Everybody wants people to be who they want them to be. She is who she is, and she’s genuinely that.”

Brie Larson is far from the only actress to face harassment online due to their role in a massive franchise like the MCU. Kelly Marie Tran was literally bullied off the internet for her role as Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Luckily for Larson, it seems as though The Marvels is setting her up for a bright future as Captain Marvel. Despite the hate it seems as though Carol Danvers will only fly higher, further, faster!

The talent behind the Captain Marvel sequel

The Marvels is set to be a groundbreaking film in many ways. Not only does it feature three powerful female superheroes, but it also has a female director, Nia DaCosta, who previously directed the horror flick Candyman. DaCosta is the first Black woman to direct a Marvel Studios film, adding an extra layer of diversity and representation to the production.

In addition to directing The Marvels, Nia DaCosta also co-wrote the script alongside Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik and Zeb Wells. During an interview, DaCosta described the movie as being “full comic book madness,” teasing what audiences can expect from the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe project.

“In Marvel Studios’ The Marvels, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence,” reads an official synopsis for the movie. “But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as The Marvels.”

The Marvels features a cast that includes Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joon, Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur. The movie also features the return of Nick Fury, with Samuel L. Jackson reprising the role after his six-episode Disney Plus series Secret Invasion.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!