Earlier this summer, Marvel Studios confirmed they had cast Brie Larson to suit up as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel. The Oscar-winning actress has been very vocal about how honored she is to be play the role, and now, she's revealed what excites her the most about playing the fan-favorite heroine.
Brie spoke with Space Channel recently and told the site she’s excited to see Captain Marvel become a symbol for young girls everywhere. “You know, the thing that’s been most exciting is like on social media, I get sent a lot of pictures of young girls in the Captain Marvel costume. I’m excited to see more of that,” she explained.
The actress went on to say that Carol is a “great symbol” for girls everywhere and that she’s realizing what a deficit there’s been in popular female superheroes. “I’m realizing what a deficit we have that we don’t have more of those,” she said. “I think it’s really cool to see a girl in a Batman costume or Spiderman costume, but I’m really excited that there’s a symbol of women. I think that’s really important.”
Of course, Brie isn’t the only person who believes in the power of Captain Marvel. The heroine has a massively loyal fanbase known as ‘The Carol Corps’ who herald the character. And, at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke with ComicBook.com about why they believed Brie was more than ready to take on the role.
“The fact that Brie, even after she won her big Academy Award, was interested in coming in and talking to us about the character, really fell in love with this character, really fell in love with the notion of being a symbol that can inspire everyone...We were very lucky,” Feige said. “We were very lucky that she agreed to come on board and agreed to come out tonight at the end of the panel.”
Since the casting announcement was made, fans have taken to the Internet to celebrate Brie’s involvement with the upcoming film. The actress even went so far as to thank fans for their encouraging words on Instagram as she continued to learn about her new role.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on July 6, 2018.
[H/T] Space Channel