Brie Larson Wants Captain Marvel and Hulk to Fight

Posted 2017/08/08 0 0

The star of Captain Marvel issues a challenge to Bruce Banner’s alter-ego.


In an interview with USA Today, Larson was asked which superhero she would like Captain Marvel to fight most. Larson replied by pitting her character against the Marvel Universe’s strongest character:

“I do kind of have fantasies of battling The Hulk, just because that’s like, it’s just visually so good.”

Why is the Avenger on her to-battle list? It all comes down to style. “It’s just visually so good,” Larson admitted.

Hulk has tussled with other Marvel heroes onscreen before, including a memorable clash with Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and as a "Planet Hulk" style gladiator in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. The actress isn’t the only MCU star who is interested in fighting the Hulk. Frank Grillo told Conan O’Brien last year he’s confident Crossbones could take on the Hulk and win.

“I think Hulk is a dumb-dumb. Oh Hulk, I could trip the Hulk,” Grillo said. “Like, one of my guys could stand behind the Hulk and push him over...Tony Stark? Not so much.”

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige once described Captain Marvel as “by far the strongest character we’ve ever had.“ If Danvers herself shares Feige’s opinion, we can easily see the Hulk taking issue with that. The comic book version of Hulk viewed himself as “the strongest one there is” and was offended by anyone thinking otherwise. In the comic books, the Hulk has defeated Danvers with ease. Comic book Captain Marvel has superhuman strength, durability, the power of flight, and energy manipulation, but has possessed other powers at certain times. However, the heroine’s solo venture is meant to be a prequel set sometime during the 1990s; Bruce hadn’t undergone his gamma radiation accident by that point, so it’s logical that Captain Marvel won't have the chance to meet the Hulk. Instead, the heroine will be joined on the big screen by characters like Nick Fury and perhaps even Mar-Vell.