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While Brie Larson's casting as Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel has made a lot of fans happy, there's one really important person that also approves of the choice. As it turns out, Kelly Sue DeConnick, one of the Marvel Comics writers who have been considered instrumental to the character's transition into her role as Captain, has also given Larson an enthusiastic thumbs up as well. Her reasoning couldn't be any more appopriate.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, DeConnick indulged in a little fantasy casting for the role, in order to indicate her approval of Brie Larson's recent casting coup. Her remarks, including her own original choice for the role, are as follows:
My dream casting---or the actor who is the voice in my head---is Kathleen Turner from about 1983. She could be both sexy and awkward and powerful. She could do all of those things at once. From what I can tell, Brie Larson can do those things too. She has a gravitas and she has a power to her. But you can see she also has a sense of humor and playfulness there. I'm psyched.
Kelly Sue DeConnick's history with Captain Marvel ran from 2012 until 2015, as she contributed several volumes worth of work for the character after her transition from Ms. Marvel to Captain. So while she isn't one of the original creators of the character, she is one of the writers that was involved during an important period in her history. With such an important shift in the character's nature marking her tenure with the character, this further bolsters the approval that DeConnick has sent Brie Larson's way.
Knowing Brie Larson's work as well as we do, we definitely co-sign Kelly Sue DeConnick's comments about how her mix of playfulness and gravitas helped her land the role. While most of the conversation about Brie Larson will obviously center around her Oscar win for Best Actress as the lead in Room, as well as her hotly tipped dramatic pre-cursor role in Short Term 12, her roles in such comedies as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and 21 Jump Street that help anchor down the playful nature DeConnick believes Captain Marvel should have.
The tide of public, and now professional, opinion approving of Brie Larson's addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has swelled in the positive direction rather quickly. With her abilities as an actor, as well as her impressive resume, leaving Kelly Sue DeConnick impressed as all get out, it just makes our approval feel that much more awesome. That, and it makes us more eager to see Captain Marvel take flight to thrill audiences on March 8, 2019.