The diehard MCU fans have been waiting in anticipation to see how Brie Larson will adapt to the comic book world. Taking on the chief of them all in Captain Marvel ahead of a 2019 release date, the Kong: Skull Island actress made the admission to SciFi Now Magazine that her portrayal will not be to everyone's tastes. All while she develops a character that has seen a number of interpretations even in print.
Larson's star has risen significantly in the past two years, winning an Oscar for her role in the 2015 drama Room before stepping onboard the MonsterVerse installment this year. But all eyes will be on her induction to the Marvel world, a part that she will debut for 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.
CM Is An Idealist With A Lot To Worry About: Larson
Sitting down with the publication, the 27-year old said that the change in character throughout Captain Marvel's time means that the critics will be out in force regardless.
“To be fair, there are a lot of iterations of her, so there’s going to be some people there who think this isn’t right,” Larson explained. Back in February, she gave an indication of what is to come with a myriad of feedback before she even enters pre-production. “I feel like this is a big conversation and everyday I have people yelling at me on Twitter like you better have long hair, or you better have a mohawk, or you better wear the helmet, or you better not wear the helmet, so someone’s going to be mad.”
Judging by her own biography, the weight of the world is firmly resting on her young shoulders.
“She’s a believer in truth and justice and she is a bridge between Earth and space. She’s fighting between the flaws that are within her and all this good that she wants to try and spread and make the world a better place. She can also fly and shoot things out of her hands. And she’s really funny!”
Danvers Needs To Be Best of Marvel: Feige
Marvel producer Kevin Feige was confident that Larson was the right pick for the crucial role. Being the first female to have her standalone title in the MCU, the studio wanted to back a winner which the filmmaker believes they have done.
“Carol Danvers needs to be as rich and textured and real as the best of our characters. Maybe even more so," he asserted. "And we got very lucky that Brie — who has all of those attributes, and an Academy Award now — was still very interested in signing up and joining us to bring this character to life.”