Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has revealed her favorite part of spearheading Marvel Studios' first female-led superhero film is the movie's message of self-ownership.
"She was an Air Force pilot and was breaking crazy records, and then this insane thing happens to her which gives her powers," Larson said Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "And this film is about her learning about her past, figuring out who she is and owning herself, which is my favorite part."
Larson, whose character is recovered by the Kree and turned into a cosmic weapon in the movie, also talked about her training regime. "This is like, a new thing. I was a, 'Can you open this water for me?' person," Larson added. "And then a year ago I just got really beefy. I trained for 9 months and then was able to do crazy things. I could deadlift 225 pounds by the end of it."
Larson also went into more depth about her newfound ability to push a jeep, saying, “The ongoing joke with [Josh], because Captain Marvel can move planets, so I was like, ‘I just want to be able to push your car. If I could push your jeep, then I’ll feel like I was ready.’ So it happened. There was a day where I did it.”
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives March 8.