‘Captain Marvel 2’: Is Marvel Caving to Disgruntled Fans and Replacing Brie Larson?

Brie Larson is gearing up to reprise her role as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2, yet there is a small contingency of fans calling for her replacement. With Larson’s casting under fire, is Marvel caving to disgruntled viewers and planning on replacing the actress?

Captain Marvel star Brie Larson
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Some fans are not happy with Larson’s character

Captain Marvel proved to be a major success at the box office, netting Marvel over $1 billion in ticket sales. Larson went on to reprise the role in Avengers: Endgame, and her character is expected to be a key player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.

Despite this success, there are some fans who believe Marvel should have never cast Larson in the first place. However, based on the movie’s success, it is safe to assume that most Marvel fans were happy with Larson’s performance.

More recently, online petitions have surfaced in a bid to persuade Marvel to replace Larson. One of these petitions has garnered around 30,000 signatures and argues that Marvel should cast a woman of color to play Captain Marvel.

What does Marvel think about the petitions?

It seems a bit of a stretch to think Marvel Studios would ever replace Larson based on the opinion of a small number of disgruntled fans. After all, the petition would have to get a lot more signatures than just 30,000. That said, stranger things have happened in the movie industry.

According to We Got This Covered, Marvel is aware of the situation and is monitoring things closely. The studio is also reportedly looking to support Larson as she prepares for Captain Marvel 2.

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Inside sources claim that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is a huge fan of Larson, though others at the studio feel like she needs some help in the upcoming sequel.

It doesn’t sound like Marvel is seriously considering replacing Larson, but it might help her out by adding some more superheroes to the project.

Which character might appear in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?

Marvel has not revealed any details about Captain Marvel 2. With filming still a ways off, the storyline will likely change before development gets underway.

Sources close to the project claim Marvel is thinking about adapting a storyline from the comics called Secret Invasion. The story follows an invasion of Earth by the Skrulls, which would be a good way of building off what happened in the first film.

If that happens, there is a good chance that Carol will enlist some help to deal with the invasion. Nothing official has been confirmed, there are rumors that Nova might be introduced in the project.

Other names have also been thrown in the mix, including Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Jessica Jones, though it will probably be a long time before we hear anything official.

When will ‘Captain Marvel 2’ hit theaters?

Marvel has already announced the full slate of movies for Phase 4 of the MCU. Captain Marvel 2 was not among the projects slated for release over the next two years.

The studio has not announced when Captain Marvel 2 will hit theaters, though sources say the movie could be out as early as 2022.

If that is true, then filming will likely get underway by the summer of 2021, depending on the exact premiere date. This would also put the sequel squarely in Phase 5 of the MCU.

The next film in Marvel’s lineup, Black Widow, is slated to premiere in theaters on May 1. That project will be followed by the release of The Eternals in November.

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