Brie Larson will soon join the Marcel Cinematic Universe. The Academy Award-winning actress will play the part of Captain Marvel next year.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Larson stressed the importance of the character and the responsibility she feels to be an example for women and girls. “I feel a great responsibility,” Larson said. “I want to create this symbol of strength and humor for women that I really wish I had had growing up. It feels so valuable.”
She is happy and aware that her character is one of the few female ones in a fictional universe dominated by men. Hopefully, this will be only the beginning and will help shape new standards for filmmaking.
“We need to break through that glass ceiling,” Larson said. “Women [will] go to the theater to see a movie with a male lead, and men will go see a film with a female lead. We’re all equals here.” The movie will be out on March 8, 2019.
Larson will also appear soon in Avengers: Infinity War.