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Brie Larson Says ‘Female Complexity’ is What Sets Captain Marvel Apart

The standalone Captain Marvel movie is still in the pre-production stages. Aside from Marvel Studios announcing Brie Larson in the lead role, not much is known about the upcoming film.

Thus far, a director hasn’t been named and it’s simply a waiting game until more is announced prior to the 2019 release. But this doesn’t stop the film’s star from being excited.

The Academy Award winner is currently doing press for her latest film, Free Fire but still has the time to chat about Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.

During an interview with Collider, Larson explained why she was excited to play Captain Marvel:

“Aside from the fact that it’s iconic to be part of this, to be playing the first female [lead] in a solo [Marvel] movie, I think for me personally one of the things I’m excited about is the idea of female complexity. That’s what I’ve wanted to bring to every genre and every film that I’ve done. How can we come to understand the mystique of being female? And I think with Free Fire, for example, what excites me is to say, ‘It’s not so easy as just saying, oh, that’s a girl in an action movie; that’s a superhero and she’s tough and she’s just like a dude.’ That’s too easy. That’s not where we’re at actually. I think women are far more complicated and more interesting than just saying, ‘They’re like a dude, and that’s what makes them tough and that’s what makes them cool.’

“That’s just not how it works, so to me it’s this idea of doing this film on this larger scale with really incredible, smart people behind it, with women behind it, that gives you an hour and a half, two hours to sit and see how different a woman can be. That seems cool to me, right?”

It seems that Brie will certainly factor in the different experiences that women have into her role as Captain Marvel and it will definitely be exciting to see how it will factor in to the ‘bigger picture’ once the film is released.

What do you think about Larson’s comments? Let us know in the comments below.

Marvel Studios is aiming for a March 8, 2019 release date for Captain Marvel.

Source: We Got This Covered

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