With just 2 movies left in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel and Disney are making big plans for the hugely-successful franchise post-“Avengers 4”. One of them apparently includes Brie Larson signing on for 7 movies as Captain Marvel.
However, the Oscar-winning actress has taken to Twitter to refute the claim made by @MCU_Tweets based on a report by The Hollywood Reporter. She was quick in putting the rumour to bed before it could take root.
7 movies is a big task even if “Captain Marvel” and the untitled “Avengers 4” are already set for release next year. The OG Marvel stars – Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans – have already been playing their Avengers characters for approximately a decade. Seeing as how Larson’s career is still taking off, she might not want to be tied down for the long haul.
Having said that, it’s still undeniable that Captain Marvel will play a significant role in the shared universe moving forward. With “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Thor: Ragnarok” exploring more cosmic stories, it’s likely that we’ll see Larson’s intergalactic hero head in that direction.
Recent reports also reveal that Larson was paid a hefty US$5 million for her first solo film in the MCU. This is much higher than Marvel’s traditional starting wage. In similar news, it was also reported that Scarlett Johansson would be locking down a whopping US$15 million paycheque for her standalone “Black Widow” movie.
This much we know – movie geeks will be seeing Larson in many Marvel movies to come and “Captain Marvel” is just the start.