One of the highlights from the recent San Diego Comic Con was when Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made the official announcement that Brie Larson had been chosen to bring Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, to life.
It confirmed the rumours that have been swirling for awhile now. Sure enough, the news was met with a thunderous ovation from the crowd at Marvel Studios’ Hall H when Larson came onstage. Yesterday (26th July), the actress took to Instagram to personally thank the fans for accepting her as the iconic superhero.
“Woke up this morning thinking about the tidal wave of support I got this weekend. It was nerve-racking to trust fall into the Internet! I know who I am, but its wild how quickly you can forget once someone calls you something terrible,” she wrote.
The 26-year-old beauty continue, saying, “I was reminded how the acceptance of community is a deeply rooted need – but I don’t want to live worried people will hate me because I’m myself! We should all have the freedom to be our authentic selves without fear or judgement.”
“It’s scary to chip away at all the hardness we coat ourselves with to protect that perfect little being inside. Yeah, people can be mean, but they can also be so many other wonderful things too. Let’s make this place a safe space. No hate and more understanding. To the followers that are new: welcome!” Larson added.
We can’t help but commend the Oscar winner on her positive attitude, who has worked hard to get to where she is today. In speaking with Cinema Blend, Kevin Feige revealed that Larson had to overcome some tough obstacles before securing the role.
“Listen, we set the bar very high with the first casting decision we ever made with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Since then, every single choice we’ve made, we have asked, “Could it meet that bar?” Because that is what people expect of us, and that is what … it’s a very high bar,” said Feige.
“Carol Danvers needs to be as rich and textured and real as the best of our characters. Maybe even more so. And we got very lucky that Brie – who has all of those attributes, and an Academy Award now – was still very interested in signing up and joining us to bring this character to life,” he added.
2 months ago, “Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo let slip that Captain Marvel will be featured in “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” (to be re-titled) in 2018, 10 months before her own movie hits theatres in 2019.
Thanks to some fan artworks, Marvel fans can already get an idea of what the actress might look like as Captain Marvel, since it’ll be quite a while before we get a taste of her performance in the titular role.