Recently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that Captain Marvel “has powers that far surpass many of her heroic counterparts”. He also added that Brie Larson was chosen to play the superhero because she possesses “the depth and energy that can fuse firepower, guts, and a great story”.
The Academy Award-winning actress said, “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.”
Larson also mentioned that the company has been open to hearing her thoughts, adding, “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.”
For the uninitiated, Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers first appeared in “Marvel Super-Heroes #13” (1968) where she was a security chief in the United States Air Force. After being exposed to Kree alien technology from an explosion, she gained a set of new powers. This includes super strength, energy project, and the ability to fly into space.
Written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, the upcoming “Captain Marvel” movie will be directed by “Mississippi Grind” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Moreover, Feige will serve as the film’s producer.
“Captain Marvel” is slated for release on 8th March 2019.