When you're cast as one of Marvel's most iconic female heroes, you're bound to find yourself under a lot of pressure. Thankfully, it sounds like Brie Larson has enjoyed a heaping helping of positive vibes since the announcement at San Diego Comic Con 2016 (opens in new tab) that she would play the role of Carol Danvers, AKA Captain Marvel (opens in new tab).
"Woke up this morning thinking about the tidal wave of support I got this weekend. It was nerve-racking to trust fall into the Internet," Larson wrote on her Instagram (opens in new tab). "I was reminded how the acceptance of community is a deeply rooted need ... We should all have the freedom to be our authentic selves without fear or judgement."
At least some of that support has come from Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige (opens in new tab), who said at SDCC that, "Carol Danvers needs to be as rich and textured and real as the best of our characters. Maybe even more so. And we got very lucky that Brie - who has all of those attributes, and an Academy Award now - was still very interested in signing up and joining us to bring this character to life."
It'll still be awhile before we get to see Larson in action, but with everyone seeming so excited, I'm sure time will fly right by. Let us know what you'd like to see in the Captain Marvel movie with the latest SFX wishlist (opens in new tab).
Captain Marvel is slated to debut on March 8, 2019.
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Image: Brie Larson/Instagram