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Brie Larson Promises, Captain Marvel is a Different Kind of Female Hero

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Brie Larson Promises, Captain Marvel is a Different Kind of Female Hero

“Captain Marvel” star Brie Larson says her version of the Marvel Comics character won’t be like other female heroes of the past.

During a recent interview with Collider, Larson said her character in “Kong: Skull Island,” Mason Weaver, will be a “different type of female hero.” When asked if that also bleeds into her portrayal of Captain Marvel, she said yes.

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“For me, I believe that just seeing women be strong and tough is not answering the question of what a female hero looks like. Women have their own set of skills that are worth exploring and seeing on screen,” she said. “I feel like it’s too easy to just say, ‘We’ll just change the name of this male character to a female, but have her do all the same things that a male does.’ I don’t believe in that.

“I think there’s something else. I think there’s more to women than that,” she continued. “Mason (in Kong: Skull Island) is a great example of that, and Captain Marvel will be another great example of that and of exploring deeper how women lead and how that is different and unique.”

“Kong: Skull Island,” also starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman, will come to theaters March 10. “Captain Marvel” is set to be released sometime in 2019.

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