Marvel Studios has single-handedly managed to revolutionize the superhero movie genre with the creation and continuation of their intricate, multiple franchise cinematic universe. But even despite all of the diverse representation they have brought to cinema, fans and critics have never stopped asking why the studio has yet to make a female-led superhero movie. Luckily, that’s going to change with 2019’s Captain Marvel, which will finally bring Carol Danvers to the big screen.
In case the exciting possibilities from that alone weren’t enough either, Marvel has also cast one of the best actresses working in the entertainment industry right now as the titular hero, with Academy Award winner Brie Larson set to play the beloved cosmic bad ass. Announced during Marvel’s panel at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Larson hasn’t been shy about expressing her excitement for the opportunity ever since. From teasing her research into the character’s comic book origins on social media to discussions about which of the character’s hairstyles she’ll have in the film, Larson has already become a favorite amongst fans.
While recently speaking with The Sunday Times about the film, Larson talked about how important she thinks it is for a Captain Marvel movie to be made, and why she wishes there had been something like it when she was growing up:
“I want to create this symbol of strength and humour for women that I really wish I had had growing up. It feels so valuable. We need to break through that glass ceiling — women go to the theatre to see a movie with a male lead, and men will go see a film with a female lead. We’re all equals here.”
A Captain Marvel movie led by the female iteration is a major step for a representation, and for fans has been a long time in the making. Even before Marvel’s announcement of the project back in 2014, there had long been rumors of a standalone film in the works, leading to her becoming one of the most fan-casted roles in the genre.
There have been rumors that Larson may make her first appearance onscreen even before her 2019 standalone, possibly in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, though none of these have been confirmed. While the time of her introduction may still be up for debate, there’s no doubt how highly anticipated her entrance is going to be. Considering that Carol Danvers will be one of the most powerful characters ever introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it finally happens, she shouldn’t have much trouble smashing through a glass ceiling or two.
Source: The Sunday Times