As press coverage for Captain Marvel ramps up ahead of the film's release, star Brie Larson has clarified earlier remarks about increasing the diversity of reporters covering the Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
In an interview with Marie Claire published over the weekend, Larson had expressed a desire for more inclusive press coverage. After the comments drew backlash, Larson clarified her stance with a television interview with Fox 5, noting she was simply looking for increased representation among the press coverage.
"What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away," explained Larson. "There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table.”
As the push for diversity continues beyond the big screen to those reporting on the very films being made for larger audiences, the increased responsibility for more marginalized voices showing that the studio is committed to inclusivity in more than just its fictional characters.
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 on March 8.