Brie Larson Auditioned for 2 Marvel Movies Before ‘Captain Marvel’

Actors usually are turn down for roles more often than chosen for them. That’s also the case for Brie Larson, who is now famous thanks to her role of Captain Marvel. But before that, she auditioned for other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Brie Larson auditioned for ‘Thor’ and ‘Iron Man 2’

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Larson posted a video on her YouTube channel called “AUDITION STORYTIME!” She went through the movies she didn’t get from 2008 to 2009.

The movies include some that weren’t hits like Sucker Punch and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

But there are some critically acclaimed movies like The Book of Eli and The Descendents in it as well. There are also some major blockbuster movies.

Avatar and Transformation 2 are on the list. She also auditioned for the Marvel movies Thor and Iron Man 2. She didn’t go into detail about which roles they were for so fans are left to guess.

Editor Nora Dominick tweeted, “Ummm Brie Larson auditioned for all of these movies and I think I need to go lie down for a minute.” Larson tweeted, “You can’t win ‘em all… or even most!”

She talked about wanting turn down Captain Marvel

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Larson did talk about getting the role of Captain Marvel in the video. “For Captain Marvel I remember getting a call when I was shooting Kong: [Skull Island] and I was in Australia at that point filming and they said ‘Marvel is interested in you playing Captain Marvel.’ And I was like ‘Oh I can’t do that. I have too much anxiety. That’s too much for me. I don’t think I can handle that.’ And I was like ‘So tell them no,'” she said.

She said her team asked her about the role a couple months later. Larson said she was too much of an introvert to do it and said no. The actor was then asked a third time. She found out her team actually never told Marvel no and kept asking her.

Larson said she did take the meeting and was surprised by how progressive they were about the project with hiring women. She then met with the writers to see what the story would be about. Larson loved the story and realized she was going to do the project.

Another Marvel actor was going to turn down the role because of anxiety

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Larson isn’t the only actor to almost turn down their Marvel role because of anxiety. Chris Evans, who played Captain America, talked about almost refusing to do it.

He knew that he would be locked in the role for ten years. Evans would also become a household name if he took it.

“I get anxiety about certain things, with press and things like that and all those things are tied into Marvel responsibilities,” he said according to “And it kind of started to shift on me. It started to feel like maybe the thing that you’re most scared of is exactly what you should do. Maybe this is what you should push yourself into.”

It’s a good thing both actors took on their roles. Hopefully, fans will figure out the specific roles Larson previously audition to do.