Brie Larson is doing a lot of Captain Marvel research.
The Room actress tells Total Film she enjoys interacting with Marvel fans. For her, playing the role of Carol Danvers comes with a lot of expectations.
“I feel a great responsibility,” Larson says. “I have so many conversations with fans about the universe and this character in particular. I’m grateful for social media for that, actually.”
“It’s such a great way to connect with people, to understand what it is they love about this character, what it is they hope to see.
The Oscar-winner enjoys the modern era of Captain Marvel comics. During the 1960s, “Ms.” Marvel got treated as a second-rate Avenger. In the 1970s, Carol Danvers became a feminist icon, because the comics had her fighting for equal pay.
After sporadic appearances in the 80s and 90s, Carol became a major character in the 2000s, especially during the Civil War storyline. She took the name “Captain Marvel” in 2012. From there, she got a solo series, which writers described as “Carol Danvers as Chuck Yeager.”
During Civil War II, Captain Marvel went head to head with Iron Man in a fight. The battle ends with Tony Stark stuck in a pseudo-coma state. Whether we’ll see anything like this on the big screen someday remains to be seen.
“Where this character’s at in the comic books is such an inspiring space right now,” Larson says. “I’m so grateful to be part of it.”
Larson will make her MCU debut in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. The Captain Marvel movie arrives on March 8, 2019.