If you've been paying any attention to the world of Hollywood you can't help but notice one trend: superheroes are ruling the day. After the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2008's Iron Man, we've seen a seemingly never ending supply of super powered adventures hit both the small and silver screen. Marvel Studios is perhaps most responsible for this, as its serialized storytelling and shared universe essentially changed the face of franchises forever. As such, the MCU is constantly growing, and will include a bunch of fresh, new characters in the next few years to further expand and flesh out the world. And one of those is none other than Captain Marvel.
Fans of Captain Marvel have been eagerly anticipating her introduction into the MCU. Shortly after her movie was announced, fans began to speculate about casting, nominating Room actress Brie Larson to play the legendary character. It turns out they were right, and Larson is apparently already doing some major research in order to step into the spandex. Check out an image Larson shared via her personal Twitter below.
Pretty adorable, right? Not only is Brie Larson reading some of Captain Marvel's comic book adventures, which really seems like the bare minimum when bringing the character to life for the first time in live-action, but she's doing so in the right clothes. It looks like Brie Larson has found some type of Captain Marvel hoodie, which closely resembles the trademark costume from the comic books. She's really walking the walk and talking the talk.
All jokes aside, Brie Larson's role in Captain Marvel is going to be a game changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure, there have been a few exciting and dynamic female characters in the MCU, but they're rarely the focus of the story. Pepper Potts supports Tony Stark, Thor has Natalie Portman's Jane, Agent 13 is there to kiss and occasionally help out Captain America. Sure, we've got Scarlet Witch and Black Widow, but they have yet to have their own adventures on the silver screen. Ant-Man and The Wasp will be released before Captain Marvel, so we will get a female-centric Marvel movie soon, but Brie Larson's movie will still be the first time that a man isn't super involved in the crime fighting and superheroics.
It's actually quite surprising that Marvel has taken so long to give female characters stronger voices in the MCU. We've seen a lack of female representation primarily related to toy sales, as execs apparently don't believe that action figures of female heroes will sell much. This has resulted in characters like Black Widow being left out of merchandise opportunities. Additionally, this level of inequality has also affected the movies themselves. Iron Man 3 was originally supposed to contain a female villain, but the higher ups decided this would negatively affect toy sales, resulting in a serious lack of estrogen in the film's bad guys.
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Captain Marvel will fly into theaters on March 8th, 2019.