At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, Brie Larson was officially announced as Captain Marvel. Since then, she’s been very vocal regarding her thoughts on the role.
In a recent interview with Space Channel, Larson talked about the importance of the role.
“I’m realizing what a deficit we have that we don’t have more of those [female superheroes] ,” she said. “I think it’s really cool to see a girl in a Batman costume or Spiderman costume, but I’m really excited that there’s a symbol of women. I think that’s really important.”
She then talked about the part social media has played in the casting.
“You know, the thing that’s been most exciting is like on social media, I get sent a lot of pictures of young girls in the Captain Marvel costume. I’m excited to see more of that.”
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.
— Space (@SpaceChannel) September 9, 2016