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Brie Larson Explains Why She Agreed to Play Captain Marvel

April 25, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Captain Marvel

Brie Larson spoke with Vanity Fair for a new interview and discussed her taking on the role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some highlights are below:

On deciding to take the role: “It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women—I’ll do it.”

On working with Marvel on developing the role: “They’ve been very open to hearing my thoughts and my take on it, which has been great. I think that’s why they cast me: I have a lot of similarities to this character… and they want me to bring that into the movie.”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on Larson playing the role: “Captain Marvel has powers that far surpass many of her heroic counterparts, and in order to bring this superhero to life and make her relatable and disarming we needed an actress with both range and humanity. So, like the best of our leading characters who have brought the Marvel Universe to life, Brie possesses the depth and energy that can fuse firepower, guts, and a great story.”