Everyone is impatiently anticipating Brie Larson’s debut as the legendary Captain Marvel. The Academy Award winning actress is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2019 with a Captain Marvel standalone film. What we don’t know is that this epic team up almost never happened, and Larson was close to denying the role of the all-powerful superhero.
In a recent interview with Porter Magazine, Larson spoke out about her struggle with accepting the coveted role of Carol Danvers, discouraged by the sheer magnitude of the role. It wasn’t until she realized a film with this magnitude and influence would be the opportunity of a lifetime.
“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.”
Not only is there predetermined expectations and fan pressure simply joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel will be the first female-led solo film in the universe. The film is set to start production in February, and Larson sounds like she’s ready to take the plunge.
“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.”
Back in April, Larson voiced her opinions on the importance of the film, and how she would’ve benefitted from something like this arising when she was growing up.
“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.”
Captain Marvel is set for a release date in March of 2019, and it is likely that Larson will reprise her role on Avengers 4, already being spotted on the set of the much-anticipated installment.
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