Brie Larson

Marvel Studios released the first trailer for Captain Marvel. Fans are hopeful for the movie, in general. Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie will undoubtedly be compared to WB/DC’s Wonder Woman which was a hit with fans. Captain Marvel has a lot to live up to. If the trailer is any indication, Captain Marvel is set to exceed expectations. Aliens, super-suits, and Guardians of the Galaxy references all have fans hyped. But adults nerds are on the lookout for all those sweet, sweet 90s references. Between the promotional photos and the trailer, did you spot all the 90s references?

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All aboard the hype train! Destination Marvel Studios! Captain Marvel has been much anticipated since its announcement. With the end of Infinity War teasing us further, fans have been chomping at the bit to see more from Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson. Entertainment Weekly delivered with new first look images of the superheroine in full costume, as well as some sneak peek at what else we can expect from the film. Not sure who Captain Marvel is or why you should be hyped or what she means for the MCU? Settle in, True Believers! NerdBastards has the answers you seek. Infinity War spoilers ahead. You have been warned.

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While not the first female superhero film in history, Wonder Woman changed the way we thought about female lead superhero films. When you give women the helm for major productions about women, you see the impact it has on the community. It came as a kind of a surprise to fans when WB/DC got the big female lead movie out first. Its left the appearance of Marvel trying to play catch up, pointing out the glaringly obvious ways that Marvel Studios has dropped the ball when it comes to women characters and creators. With Captain Marvel approaching it’s final two weeks of filming, it leaves some fans wondering if Captain Marvel is too late to capitalize on the hype soaked up by Wonder Woman. Will Marvel Studios pull off the same fan acclaimed feature that WB/DC captured, or will Captain Marvel come across as an attempt to copy without authenticity?
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The announcement that Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson was going to take up the mantle of Captain Marvel at last summer’s Comic Con was more than the final big piece of Marvel Studios‘ Phase 3 casting. The significance of Captain Marvel is bigger for the studio and fans because it will be the first Marvel movie headlined by a woman. That’s no small responsibility for the actress hired, along with just the generally huge commitment of being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it was the responsibility that ultimately persuaded Larson to sign up in the end.  (more…)

What Brie Larson Thinks about Captain Marvel

With so many superhero movies coming out nowadays it can be hard to keep track of them all (especially now with the DCEU, there’ll be twice as many). Critics of the subgenre say that all the films are the same and replay essentially the same plotline and story points over and over. While there is something to be said about originality in an area where there are a lot of similar stories, not all superhero films are created equal. Some are better known, some aren’t, and so far Marvel has been fairly successful at pulling stories from its drawer of lesser knowns and not only making money off of them,  but making them relevant and necessary to their shared universe. One of those lesser known Marvel characters that has yet to make her debut is Captain Marvel herself.  (more…)

Brie Larson Takes ‘Captain Marvel’ Research Seriously

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Last month at San Diego Comic Con there was the long-awaited, but highly-anticipated revelation of who was going to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming film of the same name. As per much deduction by fans, the selection made by Marvel Studios was Brie Larson, the recently minted Best Actress Oscar-winner for the drama Room. For Larson there’s still more than a year left before she’ll have to suit up for Captain Marvel, which isn’t due in theaters until Spring 2019, so what is Larson going to do in the meantime? Well, there is such a thing as research, even for comic book movie roles, and Larson is establishing her nerd bona fides in advance. (more…)

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Just when we thought that Marvel Studios wasn’t going to give us anything new in the ways of casting announcements (aside from the confirmation of the long presumed Black Panther supporting cast, of course), they brought her out! Brie Larson, Academy Award-winning actress for Room, highly-acclaimed for her roles in Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, and will always be remembered for being Scott Pilgrim’s evil ex Envy Adams, was now a Marvel superhero. With the fanfare now having died down, let’s ask Kevin Feige why, after months of speculation, that he and Marvel settled on Larson to fill the boots of Captain Marvel. (more…)

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As reported earlier in the week, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (‘United States of Tara,’ ‘Community,’ ‘Trainwreck) is in negotiations for the lead role in the upcoming film from Marvel/Disney ‘Captain Marvel.’ The 26-year old Sacramento, California native is even listed on IMDB.com as ‘rumored’ for the role. The film is still looking for its director.

Though a decision has yet to be made for the lead, the actress is reportedly the studio’s top choice and Brie is interested in taking on the role. We also now know two new names which have been added to the list of potential directors. Still, everything is in negotiations and not confirmed by the studio.

In the meantime, with Larson’s name being dropped in conjunction with the film, fans began wondering, “What would Brie look like as Captain Marvel?” Thanks to some crafty individuals, we now have a couple of images of fan artwork depicting Larson as Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers. (more…)