Marvel fans share support for Brie Larson after actor gives ‘heartbreaking’ answer to MCU question

Actor faced online harassment after playing the lead role in ‘Captain Marvel’

Louis Chilton
Wednesday 14 September 2022 04:39 BST
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Marvel fans have rallied in support of Brie Larson after the actor gave a blunt answer regarding her future in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).

Larson plays Carol Danvers, AKA Captain Marvel, in the popular superhero film franchise.

Beginning with her role in 2019’s Captain Marvel, Larson has faced pushback online from a small sub-set of Marvel fans, including targeted sexist harassment campaigns.

In a new interview with Variety, Larson was asked how long she would be playing Captain Marvel.

“I don’t know,” she responds. “Does anyone want me to do it again?”

She then shrugs and appears to be serious, though the interviewer asks her not to be “modest”.

“I don’t know. I really don’t have the answer to that,” she adds.

Fans shared their reactions to the exchange on social media, with many interpreting her response as a nod to the backlash she has received online.

“Ngl this is a little heartbreaking,” one person wrote, while another commented: “I hate how some people treated her, she’s awesome, I love Brie Larson and I did enjoy Captain Marvel.”

Brie Larson in ‘Captain Marvel’

“I don’t wanna assume this is the case, but honestly, if she is considering leaving the role because of a bunch of fragile internet trolls, let me tell you, @brielarson. Don’t. You’re an awesome actress, and we wanna see you continue playing Captain Marvel for a long time,” someone else wrote.

“After all of the unwarranted hate she had to go through, i don’t blame her reaction. I hope we see more of her as Carol,” another Marvel fan commented.

Larson will next reprise the role of Carol Danvers in the forthcoming blockbuster The Marvels.

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