Brie Larson Reveals the Reason She Agreed To Play Captain Marvel

Posted 2017/09/28 0 0

Larson eventually decided to star in Captain Marvel was because the story's "size" appealed to her.


Speaking with Porter Magazine (via W Magazine) in conjunction with her being the outlet’s Winter 2017 issue cover star, Larson opens up about her upcoming gig as the MCU’s first female superhero to headline a MCU film on her own. Surprisingly, while some would jump right away at the opportunity to play a Marvel superhero, the 27-year-old candidly admitted that she had some serious reservations about taking the role before she ultimately accepted:

“I spent months thinking about whether or not I was going to do the film, and I realized that it was a chance to tell a story on the largest scale possible. I know it is going to make me lose some of the things I love most about my life, but I think it’s worth it.”

Larson is hardly an indie actor that no one has heard of before now, she’s an Oscar winner, but things tend to get to a whole new level when Marvel gets involved. That sense of privacy is something Larson seems to realize that she’s going to have to give up but she also seems to understand how important this role is as well. Perhaps Evans can offer her some tips on how to deal with this much larger spotlight she is about to take on.

Taking place in the 1990s, Captain Marvel will show Carol Danvers' origin story and her conflict with the Skrulls, the shapeshifting alien species that is at war with the Kree. Nick Fury will also appear in the movie, and at this point in time, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent still has two working eyes. While Carol and Fury are the only officially confirmed characters so far, it has been rumored that Mar-Vell, the Kree operative who was responsible for Carol's powers in the comics, will also appear. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing Captain Marvel, and Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robert-Dworet have worked on the script.

We'll see Brie Larson debut as Carol Danvers when Captain Marvel flies into theaters on March 8, 2019.