Will Marvel Give Brie Larson a Girlfriend in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) becoming more and more diverse, fans are convinced that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is about to get a girlfriend. There were a lot of unanswered questions about Larson’s character in the franchise’s first film, including whether or not she’s gay. But fans are hopeful that Marvel will answer those questions in the sequel, making Carol Danvers the first openly gay character in the MCU.
Captain Marvel producer dishes on Carol’s sexuality
Captain Marvel was another huge success for the MCU, yet it led to speculation about the character’s ties to the LGBTQ community. Most of those questions surfaced because the movie did not address Carol’s sexuality, leaving the door open for her to come out in a future film.
Marvel has been pretty tight-lipped about its plans for Captain Marvel 2, though producer Victoria Alonso recently opened up about the character’s romantic life and admitted that she could be gay.
“Carol could eventually have a love story with someone of the same sex,” Alonso shared.
According to We Got This Covered, Alonso added that it would be great to have a same-sex couple in the MCU. She did not, however, confirm that Carol will be getting a girlfriend in the sequel, so the verdict is still out on this one.
Inside sources have claimed that Marvel is seriously considering introducing Carol’s girlfriend in Captain Marvel 2. But we still don’t know if this will be a new character or someone we’ve already met — like Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie.
What does Larson think about making Captain Marvel gay?
Larson has also chimed in on the MCU becoming more inclusive and diverse. The actress said she is thrilled to be a part of a new era in the studio and cannot wait to see more groups represented in film.
“I’m happy to be on the forefront of the normalization of this type of content and to prove once again that representation matters. Diverse storytelling matters, the female experience matters, and these are markers,” Larson explained.
Larson added that including more diverse superheroes has been long in coming. She also admitted that she wishes Marvel was faster in making these changes, though she is happy that things are moving in the right direction.
Based on the comments, it is clear that Larson is open to making Carol the first openly gay superhero in the MCU — which is pretty amazing. Exactly when Marvel will make those changes, of course, is still up in the air.
We also hope that Carol isn’t the only character who comes out as Marvel enters Phase 4 of the MCU — and there is good evidence to suggest she won’t be alone.
Marvel teases first openly gay character
Marvel has been very open about being more inclusive as it heads into the next chapter of the MCU. Following Avengers: Endgame, Marvel president Kevin Feige assured fans that wider representation in superhero movies will be the new norm moving forward.
“The more diverse the group of people making the movie is, the better the stories,” Feige noted.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo share similar feelings about bringing diversity to the cast and crew of Marvel films. In a recent interview, Joe revealed that Marvel will be showcasing its first openly gay character in the new future (he didn’t say who it was going to be).
Fans, of course, have since speculated that he was talking about Captain Marvel, though there could be other openly gay characters that hit the screens before her next solo outing.
The most obvious answer that comes to mind is Valkyrie. Thompson has already shared her thoughts on Valkyrie being gay this past summer, and fans fully expect her to come out in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Will Captain Marvel and Valkyrie strike up a romance?
With Valkyrie and Captain Marvel set to come out as gay in future films, fans are naturally curious if the two characters will ever get romantic.
Larson and Thompson fueled those rumors during a recent appearance at Chicago’s ACE Comic-Con. The actresses both agreed that they would love to see their characters get together on the big screens, which bodes well for the theory.
Thompson is set to reprise her role as Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder, which is set to open in theaters in 2021. Marvel has not announced when Captain Marvel 2 will be released, though there is little doubt that the project is in the pipeline.
The next film in the MCU is Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, which opens in May.