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Brie Larson’s Message To Her Captain Marvel Supporters Is Awesome And Empowering

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Overnight at San Diego Comic-Con, Brie Larson became the most talked about woman in Hollywood for the second time this year. The Oscar winner will be the big screen Captain Marvel and, after having some time to adjust, it appears she's ready to take on the load. Larson recently took to social media to thank her supporters, and while we didn't know it was possible, we love her even more now.

The internet can be a scary place. People are inclined to tell you just how they feel, or even just say terrible things, regardless of whether that's actually how they feel. Brie Larson posted to Instagram recently to say that, overall, she has been receiving overwhelming support from this past weekend's announcement that she will be the MCU's Captain Marvel. As one can expect, however, at the time she had no idea what would happen.

It was nerve-racking to trust fall into the Internet! I know who I am, but its wild how quickly you can forget once someone calls you something terrible. ... We should all have the freedom to be our authentic selves without fear or judgement. It's scary to chip away at all the hardness we coat ourselves with to protect that perfect little being inside.

For the record, a "trust fall into the internet" is officially the scariest thing I can conceive of. The good news, however, is that, for the most part, the response to Brie Larson as Captain Marvel appears to be strongly positive. While there are a couple of negative comments on this post itself, the vast majority are excited that she has the role and they wish her luck. It's not hard to see why. Brie Larson, as far as we can tell, is a legitimately wonderful human being. She comes across as nice, she's one hell of an actress, and simply being willing to jump into the madness that MCU shows a strength that Captain Marvel will need.

While the majority of the response to Brie Larson's casting has been positive, the actress is certainly aware that it won't always be so. However, she doesn't let that dissuade her.

Yeah, people can be mean, but they can also be so many other wonderful things too.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a life form unto itself at this point. Becoming part of it, and as major a part as we expect Captain Marvel to be, was likely a huge decision. Brie Larson is not just starring in one movie, she'll be part of several over the next few years. It would be easy for her to lose herself in all that, but it's clear she's determined not to do that.

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The number of people following Brie Larson on Instagram and other platforms only goes up exponentially from here. She says she's committed to still being herself, and based on what we see here, we hope she can do that. The person she is looks, to be pretty inspiring.

Dirk Libbey

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