Larson On “Captain Marvel” Sequel & Backlash

Larson On Captain Marvel Sequel Backlash

Actress Brie Larson has had quite the year with her “Captain Marvel” film overcoming online troll backlash and soft audience reviews to score $1.1 billion at the global box-office.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has said, in the past, that her character of Carol Danvers will be integral to the MCU in the future. Yet Marvel’s Phase 4 release plans have included no mention of a “Captain Marvel” sequel – even as most of the other surviving Avengers characters are getting one.

So when will it be made? Speaking with Variety, Larson admits even she does not know at this point saying when asked: “No. I don’t really know what job I’m going to do next, which is very exciting. I don’t even know what my life’s gonna be!.”

She was also asked about the online backlash to the first film which included “horrible comics fans who were rooting against it, because it had a woman lead character, and because of your politics” along with YouTube videos wanting the movie to bomb to which she responded that she didn’t take any notice:

“They did? Oh. I didn’t even know. I don’t have time for it, you know? The things that I have extra time to really look at are, like: Am I eating healthy food? Am I drinking water? Am I meditating? Have I called my mom today?… I have genuinely never needed to look at the internet to explain to me who I am. I’m extremely committed to that in my day-to-day life! There is really nothing more pleasurable to me than observing my mind. And interrogating myself. It is a thing I’ve done since I was a child. And I will do for as long as I can.”

She was also asked about how several female members of the “Avengers: Endgame” cast approached Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige during production to pitch an all-female team-up movie. Asked how serious those discussions were, she says:

“It is something… I will say that a lot of the female cast members from Marvel walked up to Kevin and we were like, ‘We are in this together, we want to do this.’ What that means, I have no idea. You know, I’m not in charge of the future of Marvel, but it is something that we’re really passionate about and we love and I feel like if enough people out in the world talk about how much they want it, maybe it’ll happen.”

Larson can next be seen alongside Michael B. Jordan in the legal thriller “Just Mercy”.