Brie Larson has certainly made an impression as Carol Danvers — the high-flying Captain Marvel — for the MCU. “Captain Marvel” became a blockbuster box office success for Marvel Studios, and Larson has gone on to appear as Danvers in “Avengers: Endgame,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” and briefly on the Disney + series “Ms. Marvel.” What’s more, it seems that Carol’s story has only just begun, and that she will have plenty to do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the next couple phases develop.
Fans of Carol’s will be pleased to know that she definitely has at least one appearance scheduled for the MCU in 2023: She’s going to head her very own super team in “The Marvels,” which will hit the big screen in 2023. Beyond that film, however, the future is murkier. It’s as easy to imagine Larson hanging up the cape, as it is to conceive of an MCU wherein she anchors the refurbished Avengers 2.0 all the way through the end of the Kang arc.
When asked at the D23 Expo in September 2023 about her plans to continue on as the beloved superheroine, Larson made a cheeky reference to an ugly bit of trolling that occurred back when “Captain Marvel” was initially released.
Larson wonders out loud if anyone wants to see her reprise her role
During the D23 red carpet, Variety asked Larson how long she’ll be playing Captain Marvel. “I don’t know. Does anyone want me to do it again?” she wondered aloud, gesturing toward the camera.
“Don’t be so modest!” the interviewer said, but she just laughed and shrugged, “I don’t know!” Larson cries. “I really don’t know, I don’t have the answer to that!”
It’s far from a concrete answer. More telling is the fact that it suggests Larson hasn’t forgotten the ugly fan abuse her first Marvel effort received, and likely harbors a little ill will as a result. It’s hard to blame her. “Captain Marvel” was review bombed before it debuted in 2019 on Rotten Tomatoes. She was also dogged by rumors of on-set feuds with her MCU costars, which Don Cheadle denied in a series of 2019 Tweets, claiming that viewers were reading into Larson’s comments.
Here’s hoping Larson has a more positive experience with the release of “The Marvels” — one that might inspire her to keep on keepin’ on as part of the new Avengers.