Captain Marvel Brie Larson Caught Lying and Called Out By Her ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Co-Stars
Captain Marvel has been one of the most divisive films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its debut in 2019. At the same time, star Brie Larson has become someone who many Marvel fans love to hate.
Some have a problem with the Captain Marvel character, the storyline, and Larson’s performance.
Others have issues with her politics and how she expresses her views on social media and in interviews. Larson has even been caught seemingly lying and called out by her Avengers: Endgame co-stars.
Brie Larson lied about landing the role of ‘Captain Marvel’
One month before Marvel announced Larson had been cast as Captain Marvel at 2016 Comic-Con, the actor lied about her involvement in the project. When a reporter from MTV UK told Larson that a lot of fans wanted her to play the character, the actor responded, “Who’s Captain Marvel?”
She also asked if the character was a boy, and acted as if she’d never heard of the first female-led superhero film in the MCU.
“So, would I be playing a man?” Larson asked. “I’m down to play Chris Evans. Oh wait, no Chris Evans is Captain America. Who’s Captain Marvel? I have no idea what I’m talking about.”
Her ‘Avengers: Endgame’ co-stars called her out for lying
Of course, it makes sense that Larson would play coy about the Captain Marvel role just a few short weeks before Marvel’s cast announcement. But that’s not the only time the actor hasn’t been truthful during an interview.
While speaking to Entertainment Tonight with Chris Hemsworth and Don Cheadle in 2019 ahead of Avengers: Endgame, Larson claimed to do her own stunts. However, as Jeremy from The Quartering pointed out, Larson had a stunt and body double in both of her Marvel films.
When Hemsworth noted that he did his own stunts, Larson claimed she did hers because she thought “that’s what everyone did.” Hemsworth sarcastically replied, “Oh, ok. Tom Cruise over here.”
Chris Hemsworth doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the ‘Captain Marvel’ star
Hemsworth’s Tom Cruise comment came at the end of an all-day press junket where the three stars had been sitting with reporters for hours. Both Hemsworth and Cheadle look annoyed with Larson.
Especially when she said that her character was way more powerful than all of the other Marvel superheroes.
“There’s no competition for me because I’m the strongest,” Larson said. In response, Hemsworth says “Meh, we’ll let her think that.”
“It’s not…as I’ve said before, it’s not, it’s just a fact not a personal opinion. It’s not a reflection of what you can’t do,” Larson told Hemsworth. “But it is kind of a reflection on all that you can’t do.”
“It’s just…You’re just not that strong,” Hemsworth says. “But you’re really smart. Should we have a fight?” Hemsworth asks as Larson appears to get frustrated. “I feel like we’re fighting right now. Like it’s been an all-day thing,” Larson said.
Using her ‘Captain Marvel’ platform for good
In a separate interview with Jeremy Renner, Larson talked about using the platform she has as Captain Marvel to do as much good as she can. This was in response to the reporter’s question about using the power of celebrity responsibly.
“I’m committed to self-improvement,” Larson says. “I work at being the best person that I can be, and using this platform for as much good as I can. That doesn’t mean that I don’t make mistakes. But, I’m very comfortable with that…allowing myself to learn from those mistakes.”
During Larson’s comments, Renner appears completely uninterested in what she has to say. While doing what appears to be a “full body eye roll,” Renner replies, “I’m pretty accountable and responsible in my own life, at any rate. Celebrity is not something I use as any sort of platform to be more responsible or accountable, I suppose.”
Carole Danvers will share top billing in ‘The Marvels’
Larson may not be the most popular actor among Marvel fans or her co-stars. And now, it appears she’s been demoted in her own film series. Instead of getting the title Captain Marvel 2, the upcoming sequel will be called The Marvels.
That indicates that another Carol Danvers-focused film isn’t going to happen. Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau will be starring alongside Larson’s Danvers in the next film.
Vellani will be making her MCU debut as Ms. Marvel on Disney+ before joining the sequel. While Parris was introduced as the adult version of Monica Rambeau in WandaVision.
The Marvels will be in theaters on November 11, 2022.