Marvel Studios announced today that Captain Marvel would start filming early next year, but actress Brie Larson is already well underway in her research for the role. She's displayed as much on Instagram with plenty of comics to read, but there is also a big physical element when it comes to playing superheroes.
Larson spoke to CBR about her take on that physical prep, saying "Anything that's the physical side, from past experience, you hire specialists to help you understand that and quantify it and pace you out and figure it all out. That's part of the fun of making a movie. There's a person who does the focus-pulling, and they're the specialist at understanding depth. They do something I don't understand, and I do something they don't understand. My main focus is more on the human side of it. The costumes and all the stuff that's on the surface, there are people you should talk to that are really interesting and they're the ones in charge of that part. I'm just in charge of what's going on in her head."
As for the comics research, Larson says "It's always for me about the complexity. The thing that I love about her is that there are these actually two sides to her – these two things that are at war with each other. I feel like that's what I love about being a person is that we're constantly trying to balance between these two sides of ourselves or many sides of ourselves. It's such an amazing opportunity to be able to put that metaphor on the outside and make that part of what her conflict is."
Larson will debut as Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) in Avengers: Infinity War, but will then headline her own solo film in 2019. Marvel recently brought on directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, responsible for Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind. Now that directors are in place and the lead star is already hitting the ground running, more casting news should soon follow. Captain Marvel currently has a 3.77 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
Next up for Marvel is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.