I have to say, I didn’t realize until quite recently, how much hate there was out there for Captain Marvel simply because it is seen by some as a liberal move from Disney to replace the likes of Captain America with a female character instead. I personally feel this is a bizarre stance to take, but I’ve seen the abuse aimed at Brie Larson and there are people who really hate her and the Captain Marvel movie just for existing.
You probably also remember people actively campaigning against the movie and vowing to knock down its Rotten Tomatoes score before it was even released. It’s a very odd situation to me, because I really liked both Brie Larson and the character of Captain Marvel, but I didn’t think Captain Marvel was a good movie at all. Mostly, I found it a little dull and it could have done with some better pacing and a bit more pay off when Danvers unlocked her powers fully.
Speaking with Variety recently Brie Larson was asked about the Captain Marvel trolls and she said the following.
“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? When you have a mission and things that you want to do — and my time and my energy is so limited — it just becomes so clear as to what I want to spend it on. And that’s just not what’s of interest to me.”
A pretty healthy approach, because I feel like there is some unfair pressure placed on her and her character because of something completely outside of movies. At the same time, it also feels like you can’t criticize the movie without someone else pegging you as someone who either hates women or doesn’t think women should be action stars. That’s a bummer, but yeah, I didn’t think Captain Marvel was that great, but it’s got nothing to do with the gender of the star.
Larson was also asked about the current status of Captain Marvel 2, it currently has no release date set, but we expect to see it in Phase 5 for definite as per Kevin Feige’s words at SDCC this year. Here is what she said about the Marvel sequel.
“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! And most of this year, you know, I had to do the press tour. But then the last half of the year, I’ve just been focusing way more on just doing what I want to do that’s completely outside of my job. I just feel like it’s been this incubation time. Whether it’s incubation because I’m developing projects, and also incubation myself, being, like: OK, I’m going to be turning 30. I’ve been working a lot. I need to just like change it up and see what’s there for me — see who I am now. And which ways that I want to grow.”
To be fair she’s probably not allowed to talk much about it until Marvel decides what date it’s going to be released on. I think we can be almost certain that Captain Marvel 2 will arrive sometime before 2023 at the outside. I just really want to see them raise the stakes for the character in a sequel, she’s so powerful, let’s give her someone equally as powerful to contend with, or have her realize she has to also be willing to work as a team and get help when the task pushes her to her limits. I just don’t want to see her breeze through enemies like butter, which if they’re not careful, could begin to happen.
What would you like to see from Captain Marvel 2? Share any ideas you have in the usual spot below, Flerkin’s welcome.
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook and Twitter using the buttons at the top! Or you can react to the post down below.
Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network, which includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, and our morning show LRMornings? Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!