Brie Larson Calls Captain Marvel 'a Great Symbol For Young Girls'

Brie Larson is nothing if not excited about her upcoming role as Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since being confirmed in July as Carol Danvers, the actress has been photographed in a Marvel Studios hat, accompanied by the caption "Call me Captain Marvel," and, more recently, conducting some comic book research while wearing a Captain Marvel zip-up jacket.

That enthusiasm for the superhero surfaces once again during an interview conducted at the Toronto International Film Festival, in which she was asked about the role.

"I think what's most exciting now is, like, on social media I get sent a lot of pictures of young girls in the Captain Marvel costume," Larson tells Space Channel," and I'm excited to see more than that. She's such a great symbol for young girls, and I'm realizing the deficit we have, that we don't have more of those.

"I think it's really cool to see a girl in, you know, a Batman costume or a Spider-Man costume," she continued, "but I'm really excited that there is, like, a symbol of women. I think that that's really important."

Carol Danvers gained a cult following in the comics when she assumed the mantle of Captain Marvel during a fan-favorite run from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick. Fans began dressing as Captain Marvel and calling themselves the "Carol Corps."

Larson will debut in 2018 as Captain Marvel in "Avengers: Infinity War" before headlining her own film scheduled for release March 8, 2019.

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