Academy Award winner Brie Larson has opened up about why she finally accepted the role of Captain Marvel, according to CBR. She makes her first outing into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War next year and will then embark upon a solo outing in Captain Marvel in 2019.
With filming ongoing for Avengers: Infinity War, Larson has opened up to Vanity Fair about why she accepted the role in what will be Marvel’s first female-led movie.
“It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women — I’ll do it.
“They’ve been very open to hearing my thoughts and my take on it, which has been great. I think that’s why they cast me: I have a lot of similarities to this character and they want me to bring that into the movie.”
Her similarities with the character were confirmed by Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, who said:
“Captain Marvel has powers that far surpass many of her heroic counterparts, and in order to bring this superhero to life and make her relatable and disarming we needed an actress with both range and humanity. So, like the best of our leading characters who have brought the Marvel Universe to life, Brie possesses the depth and energy that can fuse firepower, guts, and a great story.”
Marvel have had a fair few strong female characters featured in their films, but we have yet to see a woman take center stage. There’s no reason why Captain Marvel, with Brie Larson leading the charge, shouldn’t be the first of many. If anyone can lend a boldness and depth to a role necessary to get an audience engaged, then surely the Room star is the one.
Captain Marvel is scheduled to hit theaters on March 8th 2019. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are set to direct the movie from a screenplay by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. So far, no other cast have been confirmed, though Samuel L. Jackson is rumored to appear as Nick Fury. In the meantime, Avengers: Infinity War is slated for release on 4th May 2018.
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