After a long time of quiet, Marvel has started this week with a boom. After airing a brand new, much-speculated trailer for Captain Marvel on Monday night, the early marketing for the movie continues as some interviews with the cast, and especially with star Brie Larson are released on the internet. In an interview that included a cameo from a proud Samuel L. Jackson talking about Brie’s physical transformation, Larson was asked about Carol Danvers’ personality, to which she replied:
I will say that this character is probably the most dynamic character that I’ve ever played, there’s the most range. As of now, and we’ll see what the movie is, but as of now, it’s been the most range I’ve ever played in a character. From I’ve had to go through every emotion possible with her. And a lot of this movie, although it has great comedy in it, there’s also real depth to it and emotion. So I think that the film will have a lot. Which for me, that’s what I want. I wanna see complicated female characters. I wanna see myself, which is not a simple person. I surprise myself constantly by what’s happening and what’s coming up. So hopefully that’s what comes out on screen.
There’s currently a lot of criticism towards Larson’s lines and the way it was delivered in the trailer, which to us seems unfair considering how trailers are usually done. Scenes get recontextualized while some lines that aren’t present in the final product are added in for the sake of the trailer, devoid of any actual performance or heft. The fact that she’s an Oscar-winning actress who’s considers the role the most dynamic she’s ever played, speaks not only towards the quality the movie will most likely have, but also to the trust instilled to her by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios.