Brie Larson Thanks “Captain Marvel” Fans

With the “Ghostbusters” and other debacles giving fandom a bad name lately, it’s nice to see the tables have turned in regards to a piece of casting news with a great actress. On the weekend at Comic Con, some earlier reports of Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson being in early talks to play Carol Danvers in the “Captain Marvel” film had been confirmed with Larson showing up on stage in San Diego.

Now, the actress has sent out a heartfelt note expressing her thanks for all the support that she has received for hopping onto the project, from the ovation from the Hall H crowd to the outpouring of love on social media. On Instagram, she sent out the following thank you to all the fans for accepting her:

“Woke up this morning thinking about the tidal wave of support I got this weekend. It was nerve-racking to trust fall into the Internet! I know who I am, but its wild how quickly you can forget once someone calls you something terrible. I was reminded how the acceptance of community is a deeply rooted need – but I don’t want to live worried people will hate me because I’m myself! We should all have the freedom to be our authentic selves without fear or judgement.

It’s scary to chip away at all the hardness we coat ourselves with to protect that perfect little being inside. Yeah, people can be mean, but they can also be so many other wonderful things too. Let’s make this place a safe space. No hate and more understanding. To the followers that are new: welcome! Sometimes I let people take over my Instagram to share their views of the world. That’s coming up next. Thanks for joining us!”

Earlier today a rumor surfaced that Rachel Talaly is on the short list to direct the “Captain Marvel” film, a rumor that originated from a tweet by filmmaker Lexi Alexander who followed it up by shooting it down herself. Meanwhile Kelly Sue DeConnick, the first scribe to do serious work on the film’s script, talked with Vanity Fair about Larson’s casting:

“My dream casting – or the actor who is the voice in my head – is Kathleen Turner from about 1983. She could be both sexy and awkward and powerful. She could do all of those things at once. From what I can tell, Brie Larson can do those things too. She has a gravitas and she has a power to her. But you can see she also has a sense of humor and playfulness there. I’m psyched. The only physical thing I wanted for Carol – I was hoping for Carol to have some height. In the books she’s five-foot-eleven. There’s a little bit of an intimidation factor that comes with her being so tall.”

The “Captain Marvel” film is targeting an April 2019 release.