It came as a shock to many Marvel fans that the title part of Carol Danvers would be taken by Trainwreck star Brie Larson. But that is the reality she and the comic book faithful are coming to terms with. Starring as Captain Marvel ahead of a March 8, 2019 release, the character will be introduced in the upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. All before going solo in the follow year.
Posting a picture of herself lying down and reading up on the narrative, Larson indicated that she has a great gauge of what is set to come and what the fans will be demanding of her character ahead of that debut date. With the Danvers character earning a berth in print way back in 1968, there is a lot of content for the actress to catch up on in the meantime.
Fans Already In Contact With Grateful Brie
With the franchise copping some flack for a lack of diversity with their productions, especially in the realm of casting quality leading females, this move is clearly a step in the right direction. Most notably for a franchise that has only utilized Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow in that capacity. Speaking to Total Film about her casting as the character, the 27-year old outlined that she has taken a crash course in the material to develop a quick appreciation for the role.
"I feel a great responsibility," started Larson. "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."
Producer Kevin Feige remarked to Variety last year that Marvel should take the diversity push a step further. Hiring a female director for a change.
"Having a female director at the helm to tell the story of a woman who is also our most powerful hero by far is very important to us," Feige argued. "If you had the collector cards of the Marvel characters and you could see the power levels, she would be off the charts compared to anyone that we've previously introduced in a film."
Right On The Limits For Casting
Playing a military officer who ends up being one of the most powerful superheroes in the universe, screenwriter Nicole Perlman explained that Larson is right on the edge of what an acceptable age would be for someone in that position.
"I had to consult with the Air Force yesterday and I brought up the age issue, and they said that it was not out of the realm of possibility, that somebody could be very accomplished in the Air Force between the age of 28 to 34 and that you could go very far within that time,” Perlman said. "I don’t think the age is going to be an issue. Also, obviously by the time the film comes out and by the time they finish shooting, Brie will be a lot older than when she was announced."