Brie Larson Explains How She Avoids Dropping Avengers: Endgame Spoilers


Though Carol Danvers is due to make her MCU debut with Captain Marvel before meeting the rest of her superhero peers in Avengers: Endgame, the two projects came the other way round for actress Brie Larson, who explained this “very strange” situation in an interview with USA Today.

Before Captain Marvel went into production, Larson filmed her scenes for the Avengers: Infinity War sequel, burdening her with a whole load of spoilers to carry around for much of 2018 and beyond. As we’ve seen from previous slip-ups from the likes of Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland, it isn’t always easy keeping mum on matters of the MCU, and the Oscar-winner admitted that she felt the need to “erase [her] brain” after her Endgame scenes had been shot.

“I just never wanted to feel like I was going to slip up or that I was going to say the wrong thing,” Larson told USA Today. “I was like, ‘I can’t live with myself being the one that spoils something.’ So I really just deleted it. I tried my best to journal it if I want to recall it and go, ‘Oh yeah, that was a crazy time.’ And I’m excited when the movie comes out to finally be able to talk about it and go, ‘Yes, this was crazy.’ But my family doesn’t know. I haven’t talked to anybody about anything because I’m just a very diligent secret-keeper.”

As far as the MCU release calendar goes, Carol Danvers will get the time and space needed to introduce herself in her own standalone outing, before joining the ensemble action of Endgame. But from Larson’s perspective, it sounds like the next Avengers movie practically functioned as a superhero training course that prepared her for going solo.

“I just got to be like junior superhero and ask them questions like, ‘Hi, I’m the new kid! So what kind of protein bars do you eat and when do you train? Is your costume comfortable?’” Larson said. “I was just able to learn so much, and everybody was really kind and helpful. So I got to learn the ropes a little bit before I was thrown into this thing where I’d be by myself.”

It’s a good thing that Larson is getting into the swing of things, because based on all we’ve heard, Carol’s presence in the MCU is likely to go well beyond her involvement in these next two movies, with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige teasing in a recent promotional video that Captain Marvel “is about to take the lead, and be at the forefront of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Sounds like a lot of responsibility, but it at least looks like Larson has the ‘no spoilers’ policy down better than several of her peers, and we’ll find if this is one superhero we want to see more from when Captain Marvel comes out on March 8th, 2019, followed by Avengers: Endgame on April 26th.

Source: USA Today