Those fans specifically levied the criticism that Larson is too young to play the character—a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force—at age 27.
Captain Marvel screenwriter and Marvel Comics writer Nicole Perlman spoke about those qualms with the Great Big Beautiful Podcast (via MCU Exchange) during a recent interview, stating that she went straight to the source while doing her research.
“I had to consult with the Air Force yesterday and I brought up the age issue and they said that it was not out of the realm of possibility,” Perlman said, “that somebody could be very accomplished in the Air Force between the age of 28-34 and that you could go very far within that time.”
The character of Carol Danvers is an actualization of excellence, and by the time the movie finally releases, Larson will be 29 if it sticks to the release date. Even if that is ‘young,’ it’s a testament to the character’s ability.
“I don’t think the age is going to be an issue,” Perlman added. “Also obviously by the time the film comes out and by the time they finish shooting, Brie will be a lot older than when she was announced.”
So chill out and let the Marvel machine work its magic.
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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.