During the San Diego Comic-Con International back in July, Marvel officially announced the newest addition to the MCU, Brie Larson, who will be taking on the role of Carol Danvers – a.k.a. Captain Marvel – for Avengers: Infinity War and the subsequent solo film, and speaking to Variety, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has explained why the Oscar winner is perfect for the part.
“With Captain Marvel, who has powers that approach a level that we haven’t seen before in our films, you need to counter- balance that by finding somebody who is also very human and very relatable and can get into a groove with the audience, where they’re willing to see her fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft,” said Feige. “At the same time, we need her to land and have relatable flaws. Brie is a person you’re going to want to go on this journey with, just like Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey Jr. or Chris Pratt.”
Feige also went on to reveal that a female director for the Captain Marvel movie is a priority for the studio, stating that: “Having a female director at the helm to tell the story of a woman who is also our most powerful hero by far is very important to us.”
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