‘Captain Marvel’ Comic Responds to 1 Complaint About Brie Larson

Brie Larson has gotten a lot of hate for her role as Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some fans even want her replaced. However, given the success of the Captain Marvel movie, it seems unlikely that Brie Larson is going anywhere.

Marvel seems to be standing behind the Captain Marvel star. In fact, a recent comic featuring Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel might have responded to one particular complaint some fans had about Larson.

Brie Larson often receives a particular complaint about her ‘Captain Marvel’ performance

One main complaint about Larson’s performance is the idea that Captain Marvel should smile more. Larson has even responded to the comments.

One fan on Twitter noted how. This fan said they “will never forget the time Brie Larson posted photoshopped posters of male Marvel characters smiling, in response to complaints about Captain Marvel ‘needing to smile more.'” Another fan appreciated how “Brie Larson ended trolls” with her posting of these pictures.

Other fans even noted the many times Captain Marvel does smile. One Twitter user posted several pictures of Larson as Captain Marvel smiling. And another fan reacted to a scene where Larson smiles at Stan Lee’s character in the movie by saying, “Their smiles! So soft!”

Marvel comics acknowledges the complaint about Larson

Brie Larson at the Captain Marvel premiere
Brie Larson at the Captain Marvel premiere | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

According to Heroic Hollywood, the comic Avengers No. 29 subtly acknowledged the criticism of Larson’s smile. In this comic, Captain Marvel is fighting the Herald of Galactus. The villain tells the superhero that she’s “way out of her depth and should retreat.”

Of course, the heroine doesn’t want to retreat. So she says, “Why don’t you tell me to smile more while I’m at it, Firelord?” The villain responds by saying, “Actually that wouldn’t be such a bad —” and is cut off by a punch from Captain Marvel.

Fans react to the Marvel comic

Some people are reacting negatively to the comic. One fan said on Twitter that the heroine’s reply to the villain “doesn’t even make sense, even in context.” This person also said the lines are “painfully forced.”

Another fan said “she sounds more insecure than anything” and the line “makes her look like she hates her smile.” Someone else wanted Marvel to “shut up” and focus more on selling comics than defending Larson.

Fan opinion is mixed. But in the end, Larson is still the MCU’s Captain Marvel.