Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson Knows It’s Hard to Please Comic Book Movie Fans
Brie Larson’s casting as Captain Marvel comes with all the regular pressures associated with a historic event plus the added bonus of fan pressure. As far as that’s concerned, she’s trying not to stress it.
In a video interview with IGN.com she was asked about the character’s look in the film, specifically whether or not she’d have a mohawk (one of Carol Danver’s famous looks). “I can’t say anything,” she replied. “I feel like this is a big conversation and every day I have people yelling at me on Twitter like you better have long hair, you better have a mohawk, you better wear the helmet, you better not wear the helmet. It’s like, someone’s going to be mad.”
But once again, she drove how just how important having this character on screen will be:
I find that it’s really hard for me to condense what she means to me. I was once a young girl and I didn’t have…I was confused by what a hero was and what I wanted to be when I grow up and what was important to me. And so I think it’s so complicated growing up and to attempt to become a symbol of truth and navigating through all the weird questions of growing up feels so…I’m getting emotional just talking about this, it feels so important to me. And then it comes to her, I mean just the fact that she can be a bridge between two worlds, that she can go between Earth and she can go to space and that her own personal place is in this little area between where Earth ends and space begins and that’s only hers is so moving to me. I’m just inspired. I’ve been so inspired going through all the comics and reading them right now.
Larson has been all but officially confirmed to be making her first appearance as Carol Danvers in Avengers: Infinity War when that debuts May 4, 2018, but Captain Marvel won’t be released until March 8th, 2019. Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman have written the script but so far Marvel hasn’t decided on a director. One thing we do know is when she gets to work, Captain Marvel will be more powerful than the other Avengers.
Larson will next be seen in Kong: Skull Island alongside other Marvel stars like Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly.