Why Brie Larson Almost Turned Down Captain Marvel

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We’re just over six months away from the highly anticipated Captain Marvel hitting our screens, and it’s already clear that Carol Danvers is going to play a decisive role in determining the direction that the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes from here – and not just because she’s reportedly the most super-powered character of the franchise thus far.

It’s said that Brie Larson’s hero will be taking the lead in Marvel’s Phase 4, putting a lot of pressure on Carol’s big screen debut to deliver the goods. It’s therefore only natural that Larson would be a little hesitant about taking the role, telling Entertainment Weekly that she even considered turning down this lucrative offer.

“I never saw myself doing something like this, mostly because I like being anonymous,” the Academy Award-winning actress explained. “I like disappearing into characters, and I always felt like if I was out in the public eye too much, it potentially limits you in the future.”

This is certainly an understandable concern. Countless film stars throughout the decades have gladly taken on major franchise roles – from James Bond to Doctor Who – only for their careers to later run into difficulties as they struggled to separate themselves from their most famous characters. On top of that, Larson’s previously remarked that she was also worried about the impact that such a time-consuming, high profile gig could have on the people closest to her.

But in the end, she’s evidently decided to take the good with the bad, and not only does she look fit for the part in the latest stills, but also seems pretty pleased with the character too, telling EW: “Just seeing a character who says how she feels and says what’s on her mind and doesn’t let people stand in her way is incredibly empowering.”

We’ll surely have a much better idea of just what’s on the mind of Carol Danvers when Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.

Source: Collider

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