Brie Larson on Her Plans Before Filming ‘Captain Marvel 2’ and More

Not all fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have loved Brie Larson’s debut in Captain Marvel. Yet, the film’s $1.1 billion worldwide box office gross means that audiences certainly haven’t seen the last of Carol Danvers, no matter what those nasty internet rumors may claim.

Despite the film’s popularity, Marvel Studios hasn’t revealed a release date — or any other details really — about what we can expect from Captain Marvel 2. Variety recently caught up with Larson herself for clarification on when she expects to suit up once again.

Brie Larson at a Captain Marvel screening
Brie Larson at a Captain Marvel screening | Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Brie Larson’s open schedule

At the moment, even Larson doesn’t know when the untitled Captain Marvel sequel is set to begin filming or even what her next project will be.

“I don’t really know what job I’m going to do next, which is very exciting,” she said. “I don’t even know what my life’s gonna be! And most of this year, you know, I had to do the press tour. But then the last half of the year, I’ve just been focusing way more on just doing what I want to do that’s completely outside of my job.”

The actress goes on to say that she has been taking this “incubation time” to reflect on turning 30 and the freedom that comes with her current success. Larson added, “It was really hard for my brain to let it go, to be, like, no, I can legitimately take this time off! And it’s not like my world is gonna collapse.”

Will Captain Marvel meet Valkyrie?

To be fair, Larson has more than earned a bit of a break. This year alone, she starred in Captain Marvel, reprised the character in Avengers: Endgame, saw her directorial feature debut Unicorn Store hit Netflix and has awards contender Just Mercy — starring fellow MCU star Michael B. Jordan — due for a limited release this Christmas.

When Carol Danvers does eventually return though, one question on everyone’s minds is whether the character will properly cross paths with Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. Both heroes were present on the battlefield in Avengers: Endgame but didn’t really have the time to connect, thanks to Thanos and his army.

The two stars have been shipped by fans for months and clearly have an undeniable rapport. So it will certainly feel like a missed opportunity if Captain Marvel 2 — provided it takes place in modern times and isn’t another 1990s-set adventure — doesn’t take advantage of Larson and Thompson’s real-life chemistry. Maybe we’ll finally see that rumored female-led spinoff?

A world of possibilities

In the meantime, Larson has also expressed interest in joining the Star Wars saga. With that franchise in flux following the upcoming release of The Rise of Skywalker, it’s possible that Marvel Studios could loan Larson’s Oscar-winning talents over to Lucasfilm for one of the in-development Star Wars films.

Then again, Larson may just as easily decide to work on a smaller film before returning to the MCU. With Marvel’s current Phase Four slate, the earliest we’d probably see Captain Marvel 2 is late 2022. So there’s plenty of time for Larson to venture into a galaxy far, far away or use her MCU fame to fuel one of her passion projects. We’ll know soon enough.