The future is female and full of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Comic book lovers everywhere take heed: Brie Larson is the new Captain Marvel, and it’s everything. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive cover and photos of our favorite new female superhero.
Is it too soon to request an action figure?
EW’s latest cover shows Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, better known as Captain Marvel, in all her Air Force pilot-turned-intergalactic-bad-ass superhero glory.
Avengers: Infinity War fans know Carol Danvers as the mysterious person paged by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson’s character) in the final scene of the movie. And while Danvers will still appear in the next Avengers movie, she’s absolutely getting her own solo film. And it looks awesome.
Captain Marvel marks the first time a female superhero has starred as the lead in her own film in the Marvel Comics Universe. Though there’s no shortage of female superheroes in the MCU (Black Widow, Dark Phoenix, and Sersi to name a few), this is the first time a woman is headlining her own story in a Marvel movie.
Captain Marvel made her comic book debut back in 1968. “She can’t help but be herself,” Larson tells EW. “She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face.”
Captain Marvel is also a complete badass in battle — something that should come as a surprise to no one. “She’s also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she’s the first one out there and doesn’t always wait for orders,” Larson says. “But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw.”
If the reaction young girls had over Wonder Woman is any indication — we need more female superheroes. Having strong, powerful, important female leads changes the media landscape for our children and future generations in such a meaningful way.
The internet is currently exploding in support over Larson’s costume and character.
These tweets and photos are giving me life. I, for one, cannot wait to see Brie Larson kick some serious ass with her cosmic powers. Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019,
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