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Brie Larson Speaks on Playing Marvel’s First Female Lead

During 2016 San Diego Comic Con, many new things were revealed. Among those things was the reveal of Brie Larson being chosen to play Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel in The MCU.

Anyone who has kept up with comic books lately would know that Captain Marvel has slowly been growing in popularity and prominence in the comic book industry. You now see Carol Danvers in a leadership role that would usually be taken by Captain America, and we’re assuming the films won’t be too different in the near future. However, Brie Larson will have the task of bringing this character to life. And more than that, she’ll have to bring Marvel’s first leading superheroine to life on the big screen. No pressure, right?

Most of us would be terrified knowing we had to do this, but Brie Larson told Total film she feels “a great responsibility” by it. check out her statement below (hat tip to

“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…Where this character’s at in the comic books is such an inspiring space, right now. I’m so grateful to be part of it.”


With no confirmed director on board, Captain Marvel remains in pre-prodcution, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has assured us all that they’re on the hunt for someone talented. Fans will be pleased to know that Brie Larson is taking on the role with gratitude and a sense of responsibility. We just hope she’ll be able to let those emotions show through her acting when Captain Marvel makes her theatrical debut.

Source: Total film (via

Captain Marvel is scheduled to release on March 8th, 2019.


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