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How Captain Marvel Is Referencing Brie Larson’s Past Roles

When Captain Marvel finally makes her way onto the big screen, she'll be played by Brie Larson, an Academy Award winning actress. Larson will be adding a little more prestige to the long list of actors in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, having just taken home her first Oscar for her role in Room -- not to be confused with The Room, considered to be the greatest worst movie ever made. Despite having a few years to go before her own film, Marvel Comics isn't wasting any time, and is already poking some fun using their most self-aware character: Deadpool.

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It turns out Captain Marvel, the superhero, is a fan of Brie Larson, the actress. This delightful post was shared by Brie Larson herself on her Instagram account. The post is of Captain Marvel trying to rent Room with Brie Larson and, in an understandable mixup, getting The Room starring Tommy Wiseau instead. Then she casually drops the bomb that Tommy Wiseau is an alien, and a wanted criminal at that. In hindsight, it was kind of obvious (no human could like paintings of spoons that much). Brie Larson understands, probably more than most, the lack of difference between the two movie titles- so she shares her sympathies.

As noted in the caption, this post is an excerpt from the upcoming issue Spider-Man/Deadpool #12, a seriously hilarious comic focused on various team-ups between two superheroes with similar costumes. Considering that Deadpool is one-half of the duo, the book is known for its meta-commentary on superheroes and pop culture, which is why this double whammy Larson/The Room reference is right at home in the book. The comic has never shied away from referencing movies, like this not so subtle jab at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Brie Larson was finally announced to be playing Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) at the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con last July. Larson was the subject of heavy fan casting for the role, and was rumored to be up for the part for some time before the official announcement. Kevin Feige has said that Captain Marvel will be the strongest character they've introduced yet, and her origins will be a little different from the comics. Captain Marvel's solo film isn't until 2019, but a recent cast list for Avengers: Infinity War revealed that Larson will likely be appearing in the film.

The Captain Marvel solo movie is currently slated for a release date of March 8, 2019, but we might be seeing her sooner in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.