Brie Larson is already making waves as Marvel Studios' first female superhero lead in Captain Marvel, and now she has her eyes set on another popular cinematic universe: Star Wars.
As Larson and Nick Fury actor Samuel L. Jackson discussed the pressure and spotlight of being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jackson revealed that his role as Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy prepared him for his role as Fury.
"With becoming that kind of character in that kind of movie. It just changes the game in another kind of way," Jackson told EntertainmentWeekly. "’Cause I had all this interesting kind of popularity or whatever, but when I got into the Star Wars universe, it exponentially changed. You become godlike in a crazy kinda way. I [became more famous] because I was a Jedi, so no matter where I went, I got accosted by the Jedi council of wherever."
"It’s so cool. I wish I was a Jedi," Larson pitched in as Jackson spoke about the diehard fans that become invested in you once you take on such a role. This didn't appear to faze Larson at all. "I got to hold his lightsaber! He brought it to me on set on May the 4th, and I cried. It was so cool. I wanna be a Jedi," she said.
As the sequel trilogy's story concludes this December and Rian Johnson's trilogy enters development, Star Wars has become much more inclusive and diverse than it was in the 70s and 80s. Given Larson's impact at Disney as Carol Danvers, she could be a shoo-in for a role in a galaxy far, far away in the near future.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, 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, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence. The film arrives on March 8.