Brie Larson, the A-list actress who was chosen to play the iconic role of Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Captain Marvel, may not seem like the obvious choice for the movie, but she is dedicated to delivering for Marvel fans. Larson is preparing for her role by reading Captain Marvel comics while in costume.
According to an article written by USA Today, it reports that Brie Larson recently uploaded a photo of herself on her official Instagram that is getting plenty of attention among Marvel Cinematic Universe fans and Marvel comics fans. In it, Larson is seen snuggling up on a couch reading Captain Marvel comics. Not only that, she is wearing a Captain Marvel costume too.
As seen in the attached Instagram post getting said attention, the caption reads “LARSON INDUSTRIES R&D DEPT.” This might be a play on Tony Stark, who is known as Iron Man, and his corporation, Stark Industries. As for the R&D department angle, it is a statement to the fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Comics that she is “researching and developing” her character as Captain Marvel so she can play the role as best as she could.
For those who are not-in-the-know, Brie Larson was announced as the A-list actress who will play Captain Marvel at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). Said announcement was the “surprise” for fans who attended the Marvel Cinematic Universe panel, as it was announced at the very end of the panel right before the MCU actors and actresses started taking selfies of each other to share on social media.
To be frank, Brie Larson hit the jackpot being cast as Captain Marvel. For starters, whoever got the role of Captain Marvel will be highly-advertised and promoted because Captain Marvel will be the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that casts a primary female lead. All previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies prior to hers has always featured a male superhero (Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and Black Panther) or a group/stable (The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy).
As for the Captain Marvel itself, very little is known at the moment given the fact it is set to release in 2019. There are seven other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp) that need to be taken care of first. What we do know are the basics about the movie. According to an article written by New York Daily News, it reports that Captain Marvel will be written by Meg LeFauve (The Good Dinosaur) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy).
We can also discern what Captain Marvel will be about from the comics. Captain Marvel, whose real name is Carol Danvers, is actually the seventh Captain Marvel after Mar-Vell, Monica Rambeau, Genis-Vell, Phyla-Vell, Khn’nr, and Noh-Varr. She assumed the Captain Marvel mantle to explore her own past while joining the Avengers. Prior to being Captain Marvel, Danvers was also known as Binary and Warbird. However, Danvers is probably best known for being the first incarnation of Ms. Marvel, the mutant who had all her powers and memories stolen from her when Rogue attacked her. It might be possible that Danvers as Captain Marvel exploring her past may link her past life as Ms. Marvel.
Whoever did this is forever AWESOME. pic.twitter.com/tBAhI4FzQ9— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 25, 2016
Ultimately, we will have to wait and see if Brie Larson lives up to the mantle of playing Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel. Fans have at least taken kindly to her playing the role, one that was sought out by other A-list actresses as well as athletes like Ronda Rousey.
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