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. 

That’s what the actress revealed in a new interview with Vanity Fair. “It took me a really long time,” she said. “I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women—I’ll do it.”

Doing it was one thing, but Larson wanted Marvel to know too that she wanted to play Carol Danvers here way. “They’ve been very open to hearing my thoughts and my take on it, which has been great,” she added. “I think that’s why they cast me: I have a lot of similarities to this character… and they want me to bring that into the movie.”

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that he wanted Larson to own the part her way, adding that it’s all the more important that the audience buy the Captain’s humanity given how powerful she is. “Captain Marvel has powers that far surpass many of her heroic counterparts, and in order to bring this superhero to life and make her relatable and disarming we needed an actress with both range and humanity,” he said. “So, like the best of our leading characters who have brought the Marvel Universe to life, Brie possesses the depth and energy that can fuse firepower, guts, and a great story.”

Captain Marvel, from Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will be in theatres everywhere on March 8, 2019.

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