Brie Larson is no stranger to strong female roles. She was a defiant protester in Hoot, a hopeful captive in Room, and recently, a journalist wanting to shed the dysfunction of her past in The Glass Castle. Another empowering role is about to be added to the list and it’s Carol Danvers or Captain Marvel. While the film won’t be released until next year, new details are emerging and this role has been long overdue.
When you think about debates surrounding Marvel, you might first think of its rivalry with DC. But the true issue should be about how after 20 films were released under Marvel Cinematic Universe, they are just now working on a film with a female lead. DC Comics already beat Marvel to it with their release of the massively successful Wonder Woman.
Marvel superheroes like Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, and Captain America all received multiple films while female characters like Black Widow and Captain Marvel haven’t even received one feature film. Luckily, that’s changing with Brie Larson‘s upcoming portrayal of Marvel.
So who is Carol Danvers? Originally an Air Force pilot, Danvers developed superpowers after an explosion caused alien DNA to enter her system. Her powers consist of control over energy, flight, and a resistance to the majority of toxins and poison. If anyone could take this on, it’s Larson. The fourth Avengers film will also be released next year, in which Larson will reprise her role.
According to Cinema Blend, the events of the upcoming film will be set in the 90s, and this timeline will introduce more characters, including the Skrulls alien race. Samuel L. Jackson will also make an appearance as Nick Fury and his character’s origins will be unveiled.
Behind-the-scenes photos of Larson in uniform were released and they’re nothing short of glorious.
At last year’s San Diego Comic Con, Larson posted a photo of a first look.
Larson even showed off a photo of custom Nikes she was sent, in honor of her role.
A few days ago, Larson posted a photo of what looks like Danvers’ flight training.
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2019 can’t come quick enough. Now, we’ll just impatiently wait for Black Widow to get a film of her own.