Brie Larson talks about why she decided to take the role of Captain Marvel
Brie Larson spent a long time deciding to play the role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to a long-form article in Vanity Fair. Ultimately, it was about bringing confidence to young women, according to Larson. The film won’t hit theaters until 2019, though we may see her in an earlier Marvel film. Captain Marvel was written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and just recently acquired directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from Mississippi Grind.
“It took me a really long time,” Larson told the magazine. “I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. 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. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women—I’ll do it.”
She continued, “They’ve been very open to hearing my thoughts and my take on it, which has been great. I think that’s why they cast me: I have a lot of similarities to this character… and they want me to bring that into the movie.”
“Captain Marvel has powers that far surpass many of her heroic counterparts, and in order to bring this superhero to life and make her relatable and disarming we needed an actress with both range and humanity,” Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and producer of all its films, explained in the article. “So, like the best of our leading characters who have brought the Marvel Universe to life, Brie possesses the depth and energy that can fuse firepower, guts, and a great story.”