Captain Marvel: Why Brie Larson Took Several Months To Sign On


It ain’t easy selling your soul to a film studio for many years at a time. While we love to see amazing actors take on these iconic roles, you can’t help anyone for being just a little bit hesitant about the whole thing. After all, you are essentially stuck in a relationship that one party (the studio) can end at any time, and the other (the actor) pretty much has to return for as many films as are in their contract, regardless of whether or not they want to.

Enter Brie Larson, the new golden girl over at Marvel Studios, who is set to be the first female superhero to lead her own movie with Captain Marvel. As with all things, hindsight’s 20/20, and it’s hard to remember a time when Emily Blunt was the fan frontrunner for the character. It all feels so natural as it is. Well, as it turns out, it wasn’t an easy decision for Larson herself to make. In fact, it took several months for her to sign on the dotted line.

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“I never saw myself doing something like this, mostly because I like being anonymous,” she told EW. “I like disappearing into characters, and I always felt like if I was out in the public eye too much, it potentially limits you in the future.”

And this was back when she’d just won an Oscar for her role in Room. Captain Marvel would be quite the departure for her, and while she did soon play a sizable role in Kong: Skull Island, this one could chain her down for the foreseeable future.

But, of course, everything happens for a reason. Based on what little we’ve seen of Larson in the suit, she seems like a good fit, and Marvel has a pretty solid track record of picking the right people for the job.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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