For followers of the comic book series and moviegoers looking forward to a Marvel response to DC’s first female-centered film, Wonder Woman, the Captain Marvel movie has been a long time coming. Just announced at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, the news spread quickly that Brie Larson would play Carol Danvers in the upcoming adaption. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first solo female superhero outing, all eyes will be on Larson and her adaptation of the cosmically-empowered superhero.
But how exactly does an actress prepare for her role as an intergalactic superhero? Read a few comics, of course.
Getting ready for her big outing as Marvel’s cosmic captain, aside from thanking her supportive fan-base, Larson set up her branch of Marvel HQ, amusingly titled “Larson Industries R&D Dept.” A fun, fan-service update on her Twitter account shows the actress lounging on her couch in a pair of Captain Marvel pajamas, prepping for her character by perusing Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More. Take a look below:
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) August 6, 2016
Larson's addition to the MCU has received plaudits from Marvel studio head Kevin Feige, Chris Evans (Captain America), and Captain Marvel comic book scribe DeConnick thus far. The Oscar-winning actress will join Marvel’s big screen elite, including Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) – who may be the second MCU heroine to receive a standalone film. If all goes well, Carol Danvers' first big screen outing will pave the way for Black Widow and other popular Marvel heroines like Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), She-Hulk (fingers crossed), and perhaps even Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) – assuming she survives the carnage of Thor: Ragnarok.
At this point, though, Larson’s title role is just about all fans have to go on for Marvel’s first female solo outing. The film will definitely receive a high quality script, with Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) set to transcribe Danvers’ adventures to the big screen. Also, the shortlist of directors reportedly includes Rachel Talalay (The Flash TV series) and possibly indie auteur Emily Carmichael, but the Captain Marvel helmer won’t be announced until the end of the summer.
Despite the lack of information, with the Captain Marvel film wedged between the first and second Infinity War epics, Carol Danvers’ enhanced abilities, thanks to some Kree gene-splicing, will unquestionably play a big role in at least one, if not both of the mega-movies. Although Feige claims Danvers won’t appear (“unless she does”) in the now-titled Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo Brothers did tease an appearance. Even a small cameo or post-credit sequence in one of the upcoming adventures would be a great way to introduce the character (and the costume) to audiences in general. Otherwise, Larson will have plenty of time to read up on the part, and fans will have a long wait until she dons the Captain Marvel costume in 2018.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
Source: Brie Larson