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    Brie Larson Almost Rejected The Role Of Captain Marvel. Here’s Why

    Brie Larson was exposed to the spotlight, glamour, and camera from a very young age. As a child actor, Larson has explored every genre of cinema, allowing her to excel at all. Starting with ’13 Going on 30′ and ‘Hoot’ to her unforgettable performance in ‘Room’, Larson went through a journey of evolution. 

    However, Larson’s portrayal of Captain Marvel, became a turning point in her career, as the film revolutionized Marvel Cinematic Universe. But this almost wouldn’t have happened as the Oscar-winning actor almost rejected the role because of her dilemma.

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    Why Brie Larson Wanted To Reject The Role Of Captain Marvel?

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    A recent publication ‘MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios‘ sheds light on Brie Larson’s initial reluctance to embrace the mantle of Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. Larson was hesitant to play the role, that changed the course of MCU. The actress was skeptical about the role as she believed it would mess with her identity. Larson said, “My identity was tangled up in the parts that I had played since I was a child.”

    The actress stepping into Captain Marvel’s shoes was a turning point, not only for her career but also significantly influenced the genre of superhero films led by women. The character of Captain Marvel became an icon with Larson’s 2019 portrayal, setting box office records globally accounting for more than $1.13 billion. The film’s success can be credited to Larson’s decision to take up the mantle as well as Marvel finally introducing its first female-led superhero film.

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    ‘The Marvels’ Is Finally On OTT

    The Marvels
    The Marvels

    Directed by Nia DaCosta’s all-women superhero film starring Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, and Teyonah Parris, was released in cinemas in November 2023. And finally, the fans can watch ‘The Marvels‘ at their comfort on Disney Hotstar from 9th February. Despite the grand success of ‘Captain Marvel‘, ‘The Marvels’ failed at the box office.

    With the launch of ‘The Marvels’, Captain Marvel’s story steered off course, as this sequel couldn’t match the financial triumphs of the film. Amid production challenges and lingering sentiment from its predecessor, the film was unbalanced. But none of it affected Brie Larson’s loyal portrayal of Captain Marvel.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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