Brie Larson says The Marvels will show that even Carol Danvers needs help sometimes.
By Charlene Badasie | published
When Disney released the first images of the miracles at the D23 Expo, Brie Larson spoke about how the sequel will be a turning point for Carol Danvers. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress said fans will see a new side of Carol in the upcoming film. The character will learn to let go of some control, realizing she makes mistakes and needs help. “It’s the beginning of this new phase for her,” the actress told the publication.
Hopefully, the new phase of Carol Danvers will take away some of the criticism her character received in Captain Marvel. At the time, reviewers said the character wasn’t a particularly distinctive personality, drawing comparisons to Wonder Woman’s casual warmth and flashes of delight. But this criticism may have been somewhat unjustified, as Danvers suffered from amnesia and recurring nightmares throughout most of the film. And it would be hard for someone in that situation to be warm and delightful.
In an earlier interview, Good morning AmericaBrie Larson explained that the miracles will take a deeper dive into the complexity of her character, revealing that Carol can be flawed. “The first was the origin story of who she is. Now there’s a lot more to her than that,” said the Marvel alumnus. “There are parts that are not so great about her, that we can see that a hero is not the person who always makes the right decision.”
Brie Larson made her Marvel Cinematic debut as Captain Marvel Set in the 1990s, the story follows Carol Danvers who turned into a galactic superhero after Earth found itself at the center of a conflict between two alien worlds. In addition to her role in Avengers: EndgameCaptain Marvel only made a few cameo appearances in the post-credits scenes for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Mrs. Marvel.
But that changes with the long-awaited Captain Marvel continuation. Directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay by Megan McDonnell, the miracles also stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. The Brie Larson vehicle is slated for release on July 28, 2023 and will also be a continuation of the Disney+ series Mrs. Marvel.
The story begins after the events of Mrs. Marvel, when Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau start switching places every time they use their powers. To solve this very tricky problem, the trio team up to find the cause. Despite the criticism Captain Marvel receive, the miracles images was met with a mostly positive response. Hopefully it will stay that way when the movie comes out.
Meanwhile, Brie Larson will appear in Fast & Furious 10 as Tess. The movie, also known as Fast X, is directed by Louis Leterrier from a script by Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau. While the Marvel alumnus’ role in relation to the story remains unclear, she will appear alongside franchise favorites such as Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena and Jordana Brewster. The film is scheduled for release on May 19, 2023, with a sequel in February 2024.