Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson says her take on Carol Danvers will be very much a superhero in the classic sense. Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has only just begun, but excitement has already been building for Carol Danvers' introduction to the shared cinematic universe. The character's solo film will arrive before the fourth Avengers movie in 2019, but Miss Danvers could show up as early as 2018, when Thanos comes to Earth to gather all six Infinity Stones during the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
The Oscar-winning Larson has officially been a part of the MCU for nearly a year, but since then there hasn't really been any major public developments concerning Captain Marvel. It is the only Phase 3 film to not have a director attached, but as it will be the last to enter production, possibly in early 2018, there is no real rush for Marvel to name its first female director. This has left Larson as the lead spokeswoman for the project and the Captain Marvel character - and she continues to say all the right things.
In her recent interview with SciFiNow (via Reddit), Larson was asked what this version of Captain Marvel would be like. She has had a number of interpretations in the comics, and Larson knows the MCU version won't please everyone. But, as a hero, she looks for Carol Danvers to be a funny, powerful, and complicated individual:
She's a believer in truth and justice and she is a bridge between two worlds, Earth and space. She's fighting between the flaws that are within her and all this good she wants to try and spread and make the world a better place. She can also fly and shoot things out of her hands. And she's really funny!
Captain Marvel will hardly be the first superhero to fight for justice and truth, but her overwhelming positivity could make her stand true to these sentiments. While every hero in the MCU, and outside of it for that matter, fight for the betterment of humanity, they are not oftentimes without their flaws. Larson makes it clear she has those flaws as well, but she is embracing them and not letting it stop her from being a great hero and role model - within and without the MCU.
There is no denying the importance that Captain Marvel carries with it. This will be the first movie within the MCU to be led by a female superhero and have a female director, not to mention being written by two female writers. Larson has repeatedly talked about how she wants more prominent female heroes and wished a movie like Captain Marvel was around when she was growing up. If she can hold true to these comments, Carol could very well be established as the next big hero within the MCU as it heads into Phase 4.
Source: SciFiNow [via Reddit]
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