Is ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Star Brie Larson Going to Direct A Marvel Movie?
To say that Brie Larson has been everywhere this year is a bit of an understatement. She has starred in three films released this year, and it’s only April. Two of those were big-budget superhero flicks within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning she’s played a lead role in the two highest grossing movies of the year so far (and, likely, of the year total). But she’s not slowing down. Here’s what the actress had to say about her future within the MCU.
Larson’s Captain Marvel has set records
February’s Captain Marvel was a long time coming: It was the first woman-led solo film in the MCU after rival DCEU put out Wonder Woman in 2017. And while it took far too long to get here, it was incredible when it did.
Captain Marvel grossed $1 billion, a feat which no other female-led superhero movie has accomplished. It is also the ninth highest-grossing superhero film ever. At the time of publication, it was the highest-grossing film of 2019, but it’s on track to be surpassed by Avengers: Endgame.
We finally got to see Captain Marvel interact with the rest of the MCU in Avengers: Endgame
While Captain Marvel was the hero’s origin story set in 1995, she was brought into the 21st Century with Endgame. Carol Danvers shows up ready to take on Thanos by herself after the Avengers page her with the device she gave Nick Fury. However, she ends up working alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Mild spoiler alert here: Larson’s doesn’t get an overwhelming amount of screentime in Endgame, as it’s meant to serve as the finale for original Avengers like Iron Man and Captain America. But considering her strength, she is obviously a pivotal part of the film, especially when it comes to fight scenes.
These are the women she wants to see get their own MCU films
Larson has been an outspoken advocate of increasing representation in the MCU. Speaking with Ashley Esqueda for CNET, she spoke about the Marvel women she’s like to star in their own films.
In addition to giving her pal, Tessa Thompson, a Valkyrie movie, Larson said she wants to see Kamala Khan, who goes by the name Ms. Marvel, enter the universe, likely through a forthcoming Captain Marvel flick. She also said she wants the Dora Milaje from Black Panther to strike out on their own, saying, “I could watch a whole movie of those warrior women, there’s so much to be mined from that.”
Here’s what she had to say about directing a Marvel movie
Larson’s only non-Marvel film to come out in 2019 was Unicorn Store, a movie she directed herself, which is now available on Netflix. Knowing that she has an interest in continuing to work behind the camera as well as in front, Esqueda asked if she’s want to helm her own MCU flick.
“Totally. I mean, for me, whether it’s acting or directing, it’s about story,” said Larson. But it would definitely depend on the subject for her, saying, “It has to be a story that you feel passionate in your gut that it’s undeniable and will carry you through for a couple years.”