"I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing for me": Brie Larson reveals she hesitated before taking Captain Marvel's role in MCU
The Larson-starrer is going to be treated like an origin story - but not the usual ones - and as a result, fans will undoubtedly be transported back to the 90s
Known for their immaculate breakdown of the cinematic universe, Marvel had planned the introduction of Captain Marvel way back in 2014. Not only was the Brie Larson-starring superhero adaptation supposed to be the first female-fronted flick from the franchise but also was believed to be the final act that marks the end of Phase III.
Fast forward to 2018, the chatter about Carol Danvers' solo outing has already picked up the pace and is even keeping fans on their toes. While one would assume that the opportunity to play a Marvel hero would be nothing less than a dream, Larson recently revealed that she was initially hesitant to take on the role.
In fact, opening up about coming aboard the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actress even revealed that she was burdened by the decision.
“There’s a lot about it that felt like a big decision and it’s not just a big decision for myself, it’s a big decision for my family and my partner and for my friends. It’s a big change for everybody and I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing for me," the 28-year-old actress told Associated Press. Larson made the revelation at the recent Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, explaining how the decision to get associated with Marvel didn't just affect her professionally but personally as well.
"I never want to do, make artistic decisions that will feel like a burden or that would take me away from the parts of my life that I find fulfilling so Marvel was super patient and allowed me a lot of time to think it over and then once I felt like I had made the right decision which was doing it I got both feet in and I'm really happy," quipped the Captain Marvel actress.
The Larson-starrer is going to be treated like an origin story - but not the usual ones - and as a result, fans will undoubtedly be transported back to the 90s. In its historical setting, however, the superhero flick directed by directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will revisit several old character-plotlines including those of Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), and Ronin the Accuser (Lee Pace).
"The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe," an official synopsis for the movie teased.
Given the fact that Larson is at the front and center of all action, fans might as well prepare themselves for some eye-grabbing action sequences as well. “I will say that I learned that I’m much stronger than I realize in playing her,” Larson said about playing the Marvel heroine. "Going through a movie that requires so much and takes this long, I’m realizing I’m way stronger than I knew."
Captain Marvel will land in theaters on March 8, 2019.