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Captain Marvel: Brie Larson Has No Time for Gender Barriers

The second Captain Marvel trailer has arrived, and the lead actor Brie Larson isn’t trying to make a point by portraying Carol Danvers in the first female-led Marvel Studios but rather by doing what’s natural.

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"I don’t want it to feel different. Kind of over the 'First female blah blah, blah,' and 'Wow, maybe women can actually do the same things that dudes can do,'" Larson said in an interview with Screen Rant. "What a crazy concept. I feel like the more we talk about it, the more we perpetuate the myth that it’s an impossible task. No, if it wasn’t like that before, it’s because it was wrong. That was just wrong. Now we’re just doing what’s natural.”

When she was asked about what she would want the female audience to come away with, she said, “It doesn’t matter what I make, I feel really firmly that art is made to be enjoyed and interpreted, and you get what you need out of it. My favorite books I’ve read multiple times in my life, and they mean something totally different to me every time I read them. Art isn’t made to be processed and labeled and organized in the way that we do it now."

Larson admitted to having a hard time with the idea of genre and how people place value on a movie from such criteria, and she believes there will be a lot in the upcoming MCU movie for the audience, regardless of gender, to digest and feel.

“Hopefully it’ll be the movie that you wanna revisit again and again, and life goes on, it’ll have more to it," she explained. "I just wanna make art that lasts. I wanna make art that you grow with. That’s all.”

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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 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, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives on March 8, 2019.

 

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