There are strong female heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from founding Avenger Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the mighty Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) to the recently winged Wasp, both Janet and Hope van Dyne. But none of these ladies have held down their own solo adventure, making Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) officially the first once Captain Marvel opens in theaters in 2019. However, when Larson was asked about the significance of this event on the set of her movie, she explained why she doesn't want that to be as big of a deal as people are making it out to be. Larson told CinemaBlend:
Captain Marvel doesn't fit into any clichéd mode of what a female character in a superhero movie should be. In the past, female characters were often supporting roles, or worse, damsels in distress that needed saving from a "big, strong man."
That's no longer the case in the modern era of blockbusters, and couldn't be further from the case with Carol. The former fighter pilot has a mix of human and alien DNA in her makeup, and she is blessed with all sorts of powers, most of which were on full display in the latest Captain Marvel trailer, which just dropped:
The more that Brie Larson reflected on her role as the first hero to lead a solo Marvel adventure story, the actress thought about how the picture might be received by female audiences. But she quickly clarified, to the journalists on the set that day:
See how Captain Marvel turned out when the movie opens in theaters on March 8, 2019. Stay tuned, because we will have plenty more from the set of the latest Marvel movie on the site!
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