Captain Marvel is in its final weeks of production and star Brie Larson is feeling it. There are a lot of moving parts to any Marvel Studios feature and making one can be a long, arduous process. It can also be very rewarding, as Larson has discovered.
Speaking at last night’s Crystal + Lucy Awards, Larson discussed what she has learned about herself while playing Carol Danvers.
“I will say that I learned that I’m much stronger than I realize in playing her. Going through a movie that requires so much and takes this long, I’m realizing I’m way stronger than I knew.”
Larson has been seen by fans as the real-life Carol Danvers ever since she was introduced as the character on the Hall H stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Captain Marvel has the power to inspire many when it hits theaters next year, but Larson isn’t trying to burden the film with too many expectations.
“I never make stuff with an expectation. I’ve learned a lot about myself and I feel super inspired by her. It’s only my hope that it’ll be that for others.”
Danvers has long been a favorite in the Marvel Comics universe, but she’s enjoyed a whole new level of popularity since she switched her hero name from Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel and got a design overhaul (and increased emphasis in Marvel storylines) via Kelly Sue DeConnick’s run in 2012.
Captain Marvel probably will be an inspiration to many, just as Wonder Woman was last year and Black Panther has been this year. It should also be an incredibly fun superhero epic, as it is set in the 1990s and inspired by the action movies of that era. Then there’s the not so little matter of Captain Marvel becoming the most powerful hero the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen during her debut film.
Like Larson, audiences are going to find a lot to love about Captain Marvel when it hits theaters on March 8, 2019.