Marvel fans voice support for Brie Larson after 'heartbreaking' comment in interview

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Captain Marvel fans across the globe have voiced their support for Brie Larson after she made a "heartbreaking" comment about her future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Larson, 32, first assumed the role of Carol Danvers (AKA Captain Marvel) in 2019's Captain Marvel, before donning her superhero suit once again that same year for billion-dollar blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame.

As MCU's first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel follows the story of Carol Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel and eventually embroils in an intergalactic battle between two alien races.

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Larson starred as Carol Danvers (AKA Captain Marvel) in 2019's Captain Marvel, making her the star of MCU's first female-led superhero movie. Credit: Sipa USA/Alamy Live News

Currently, the movie is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a critic score of 79% - earning fantastic reviews such as this one from Shadow and Act: "Captain Marvel is a film you should be proud to let your children watch. It will inspire them to understand there should be no limits on what women can achieve."

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Sadly, despite the movie receiving positive reviews from critics, Larson herself was subject to a slew of intense online vitriol and sexism due to her role as Captain Marvel. Many internet trolls review bombed the movie, saying that Larson's history of being an outspoken feminist would completely ruin the franchise.

Other trolls said that they would no longer be going to see the flick when it was released in theaters, given that MCU now seemed to push feminist ideals into their films... though, it doesn't seem likely that these trolls had any intention of seeing the movie anyway.

Of course, this hate evidently caused Larson to feel she might not be welcomed kindly if she reprised her role, which she told Variety at the D23 Disney Expo this weekend. The magazine had asked Larson: "How long will you play Captain Marvel for?"

To which Larson replied: "I don't know. I don't know... does anyone want me to do it again?"

The reporter laughs off her comment, telling Larson to not be so modest. The actress eventually responds that she doesn't "have the answer to that."

After Variety published the clip to Twitter, fans of Captain Marvel raced to support Larson after her comment, with one user writing: "My kids and I love you and would be delighted to see you again in your role as Carol Danvers! You are such an inspiration for girls around the world!"

"I don't understand the hate. It was a good movie, I loved her wit and snarkiness, especially when interacting with Fury. If this were a dude, everyone would rally behind him, but because she's a strong female lead, everyone gets their panties in a bunch," someone else added.

One user even wrote: "Ngl this is a little heartbreaking. Good lord."

Obviously the support is warranted, as MCU is pushing forward with their plans to create a sequel, aptly named The Marvels, in July 2023. It is set to once again star Larson as Captain Marvel and is slated to be written and directed by two women - Nia DaCosta and Megan McDonnell.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

Marvel fans voice support for Brie Larson after 'heartbreaking' comment in interview

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Captain Marvel fans across the globe have voiced their support for Brie Larson after she made a "heartbreaking" comment about her future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Larson, 32, first assumed the role of Carol Danvers (AKA Captain Marvel) in 2019's Captain Marvel, before donning her superhero suit once again that same year for billion-dollar blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame.

As MCU's first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel follows the story of Carol Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel and eventually embroils in an intergalactic battle between two alien races.

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Larson starred as Carol Danvers (AKA Captain Marvel) in 2019's Captain Marvel, making her the star of MCU's first female-led superhero movie. Credit: Sipa USA/Alamy Live News

Currently, the movie is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a critic score of 79% - earning fantastic reviews such as this one from Shadow and Act: "Captain Marvel is a film you should be proud to let your children watch. It will inspire them to understand there should be no limits on what women can achieve."

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Credit: RottenTomatoes.com

Sadly, despite the movie receiving positive reviews from critics, Larson herself was subject to a slew of intense online vitriol and sexism due to her role as Captain Marvel. Many internet trolls review bombed the movie, saying that Larson's history of being an outspoken feminist would completely ruin the franchise.

Other trolls said that they would no longer be going to see the flick when it was released in theaters, given that MCU now seemed to push feminist ideals into their films... though, it doesn't seem likely that these trolls had any intention of seeing the movie anyway.

Of course, this hate evidently caused Larson to feel she might not be welcomed kindly if she reprised her role, which she told Variety at the D23 Disney Expo this weekend. The magazine had asked Larson: "How long will you play Captain Marvel for?"

To which Larson replied: "I don't know. I don't know... does anyone want me to do it again?"

The reporter laughs off her comment, telling Larson to not be so modest. The actress eventually responds that she doesn't "have the answer to that."

After Variety published the clip to Twitter, fans of Captain Marvel raced to support Larson after her comment, with one user writing: "My kids and I love you and would be delighted to see you again in your role as Carol Danvers! You are such an inspiration for girls around the world!"

"I don't understand the hate. It was a good movie, I loved her wit and snarkiness, especially when interacting with Fury. If this were a dude, everyone would rally behind him, but because she's a strong female lead, everyone gets their panties in a bunch," someone else added.

One user even wrote: "Ngl this is a little heartbreaking. Good lord."

Obviously the support is warranted, as MCU is pushing forward with their plans to create a sequel, aptly named The Marvels, in July 2023. It is set to once again star Larson as Captain Marvel and is slated to be written and directed by two women - Nia DaCosta and Megan McDonnell.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy