As far as female superheroes go, DC has Marvel beat. The DCEU introduces the first female solo film in this Summer with “Wonder Woman”, while “Captain Marvel” is still a long way off. It doesn’t even have a director attached yet.
But that film’s star, Brie Larson, is already getting into the mindset of her character. While promoting her next movie “Kong: Skull Island”, IGN managed to squeeze out some choice quotes from the Oscar winning actress, who talked about what the role of Carol Danvers aka Captan Marvel means to her.
She said, “I find it’s really hard for me to condense what she means to me. I was once a young girl and 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. When 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 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 the comics and reading them right now. That’s what I’ve been doing on the side.”
When asked about her look in the movie, she predictably played coy: “I can’t say anything. 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, 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.”
“Captain Marvel” is written by Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”). It premieres 8th March 2019.