“She needs help”: The Marvels Star Brie Larson Promises Captain Marvel Won’t Be the Solo Know-it-all She Was in the First Movie

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After 3 films, Brie Larson is set to reprise her role as Captain Marvel in the 2023 MCU film, The Marvels. Set to bring in all the cosmically gifted women of Marvel, the movie will explore the continuity of Captain Marvel’s story after the events of Avengers: Endgame post which she had retreated to help, rebuild, and protect, as per usual, the rest of the universe. The film will additionally serve as Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau’s introduction into the MCU’s big picture.

The Marvels (2023)
The Marvels (2023)

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The MCU Build-Up From Solo Outings to The Marvels

Captain Marvel was never, particularly someone capable of being fit into a mold. Her personality had stood out from the moment of her conception, her rise as a cosmic superhero only added to that flair. But one of the tragedies of being made extraordinary is to go at it alone. Captain Marvel was an entity beside whom very few could keep up, and that was what made the character so different and yet the movie so unlikeable.

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Ms. Marvel‘s post-credit scene sets up Brie Larson for The Marvels appearance

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As the success of the Avengers taught us, the audiences love team-ups and snarky billionaires with a righteous person keeping them in check. Throw in a few gods and assassins into the mix and you have the holy grail. But for characters to come together and fit each of their distinct personalities in the same frame, their characters need to be examined separately at first. Ms. MarvelWandaVision, and Captain Marvel helped achieve that, and with their origin story now complete, the MCU can finally gear up for a stunning ensemble of Kamala Khan, Monica Rambeau, and Carol Danvers for their first outing together in and as The Marvels.

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The Marvels set to bring together Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau

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Brie Larson Discusses Her Character Arc in The Marvels

In her fervor to contribute to the Marvel universe, the character of Brie Larson had come and gone as she pleased depending on who needed her as a savior the most. But given her ability to completely decimate a Chitauri Leviathan in a  matter of seconds, it barely needs mention that Captain Marvel would need a sidekick or aid or a guy behind the computer. The Marvels is going to change all of that. At the Disney D23 Expo this year, Larson claimed,

“Well, you get to see a new side of Carol [Danvers] where she has to learn to relinquish some of the control and realize that she makes mistakes and she needs support, she needs help. It’s the beginning of this new phase for her.”

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The Marvels cast at the 2022 Disney D23 Expo

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What exactly this “new phase” with respect to Captain Marvel entails is yet to be seen, although Larson and co-star Iman Vellani did claim that there’s an additional depth and emotional complexity to the former’s character. Considering the roster of superheroes on The Marvels aka the effervescent Iman Vellani‘s Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris‘s Monica Rambeau, it won’t be too long before Captain Marvel learns to play as a part of the team and bring some incredible energy to the screen in the (rumored to be a musical) film, The Marvels.


The Marvels premieres on 28 July 2023.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Written by Diya Majumdar

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has over 1600 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for music, Monet, and Van Gogh.