Debuting as Captain Marvel in the namesake Marvel movie in 2016, Brie Larson lit a lot of fires, both hate, and love for her character and herself in the process. Ever since, or rather even before the release of the movie, she received a brutal amount of backlash which the actor initially chose to ignore, however, it soon caught up to her and became inevitable not to deal with.
Brie Larson, an Oscar winner, has been the target of the toxicity of Twitter and other social media platforms for a while now. The character and the actress have both faced the disapproval of the audience, somewhat to a sexist extent.
Brie Larson Subtly Addresses The Hate
During the D23 Expo, Variety interviewed the Room actress and asked her what she expects from the future of Carol Danvers. Larson’s reply seemed less motivational than one would expect.
“I don’t know, I don’t know — does anyone want me to do it again?” she remarked. “I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t have the answer to that.”
Initially stating how she chooses to stay away from any internet comments about her, regarding herself, who she is, or how she is. It seems to have been unavoidable as Brie Larson has taken note of how the public has reacted to her character. There is no hiding that most of the reviews have been negative.
However, much before the movie was even released, a river of sexist comments had started flowing on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics had chosen to analyze the character in a much sexist and different manner than initially intended.
Being the seventh highest-grossing Marvel movie does not seem to work in her favor as well. She has been constantly facing criticism for the same and does not think the audience wants to see her play the character any longer.
The Public View Dominates Captain Marvel’s Influence
The audience had anticipated the much-awaited character to make her MCU debut, as well as be a part of two of the highest-grossing movies of all time; Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. And Captain Marvel, although not on par with the other two movies, still stood its ground.
Post the release of the movie, a series of negative reviews and comments floated through the internet followed by only a fragment of comments that supported her role. The comments ranged from wanting her removed to criticizing her acting. The positive ones though hyped her up in support of her as well as the movie.
After Brie Larson’s statement at D23 Expo, the fans have once again chosen to dive into the poles of comments, both in support and against her. Many of them wish for her to remain as the cosmic hero while others want to see a different approach towards the character, some even commenting on the removal of the character itself.
The Importance Of Captain Marvel In The MCU
Carol Danvers is an integral member of the Avengers; not just in the comics, but even in the movies and shows, she proves to be so. Ever since her introduction movie, Captain Marvel has appeared in numerous MCU projects, setting up her own sequel movie in the process.
After her smashing entry in the Avengers: Endgame climax, Larson’s character found herself in multiple cameos with other MCU projects. Starting with a mention cameo in the finale episode of Wandavision, followed by the post-credit scene of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and her recent cameo in the post-credit scene of Ms. Marvel. The Ms. Marvel’s post-credit scene finally gave us all three leads for The Marvels, the sequel to her movie starring Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.
Captain Marvel would also be seen in the upcoming 2025 film Avengers: Secret Wars. Carol Danvers plays a massive role in the MCU with all the characters she connects with and it may be highly unlikely for us to see less of Larson play the character.