‘Captain Marvel 2’: Will Brie Larson Have an Even More Important Role Than Carol Danvers?
Brie Larson’s first solo outing, Captain Marvel, was a major success for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film made well over a billion dollars at the box office, cementing Larson’s future as a major player in the MCU. The studio is already thinking about what’s ahead for Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2, though there are rumors that Marvel wants Larson to have an even more important role in the sequel.
Inside Marvel’s plans for ‘Captain Marvel 2’
Marvel has already announced the full slate of films that will comprise Phase 4 of the MCU. Although it is possible that Larson has a cameo in a Phase 4 project, Captain Marvel 2 will not come out until Phase 5.
That pushes back the premiere of the sequel to 2022 at the earliest. Marvel, unfortunately, has not announced a release date, so fans will have to wait for official confirmation.
In the meantime, there has been a lot of rumors surrounding Larson’s second solo outing in the MCU. This includes rumors about potential cameos, leaked plot lines, and possible villains for Carol to take down.
None of the reports surrounding the film have been vouched for, yet inside sources claim that Larson might play a much larger role in the project than previously expected. If the rumors are true, it would be a first for a franchise under the Marvel umbrella.
Larson might get a huge promotion for ‘Captain Marvel 2’
Despite all the hoopla surrounding Captain Marvel 2, Larson has remained very tight-lipped about the project. But according to We Got This Covered, Marvel is thinking about having Larson co-direct the highly-anticipated sequel.
A source, who has decided to remain anonymous, says that the studio wants Larson to be a co-director in Captain Marvel 2 before helming the third outing in the franchise on her own. This would make Larson the first actor in the MCU to jump into the director’s chair and lead a Marvel flick.
Larson, of course, has some directing experience under her belt. The actress helmed a film back in 2017 called Unicorn Store, which co-starred Samuel L. Jackson. We cannot confirm that Marvel wants Larson to direct, but it is definitely an interesting idea.
There are other actors in the MCU who have directing experience. Chris Evans, for instance, directed Before We Go in 2014 while Karen Gillan helmed a 2018 film titled The Party’s Just Beginning.
What about those Nova rumors?
Aside from the directing talk, another big rumor regarding Captain Marvel 2 deals with the introduction of Nova to the MCU.
Inside source claim that Marvel president Kevin Feige wants to introduce a female version of the iconic character in the sequel. Apart from giving fans another superhero, Nova would offer another jumping-off point for the rumored A-Force project.
With Captain Marvel not premiering until 2022, filming will likely start sometime in 2021. This gives Marvel plenty of time to iron out the details, including how to bring Nova into the mix without complicating things too much.
Fans start a petition against Larson
While it sounds like Marvel has big plans for Brie Larson, there are some fans who want to see her step away from the MCU. Close to 30,000 fans have signed a petition online to remove Larson from Captain Marvel 2.
These fans want Marvel to cast a woman of color to play Captain Marvel as this would be more accurate to the original story. In the comics, the first Captain Marvel was technically Monica Rambeau.
Monica is featured in the first Captain Marvel movie and will play a part in WandaVision.
Although some fans are clearly upset with Larson playing the superhero, it is very unlikely that the studio will re-cast the character. After all, the first film made over a billion dollars at the box office and the sequel is one of Marvel’s most highly-anticipated upcoming projects.
Larson has not commented on the online petition. In 2019, Larson mentioned how she would like to see the studio be more inclusive when it comes to casting, which sparked a good deal of outcry from Captain Marvel fans as well.