Captain Marvel is fast approaching, with the film being the first major blockbuster event of the year (sorry Alita). Marvel fans are excited to see a film that is significant in a lot of ways for the studio. It’s the first female-led starring vehicle for Marvel, with Captain Marvel herself set to be one of the major faces in the future of the MCU. Star Brie Larson has already won an Oscar, but this is her major chance to join the ranks of Hollywood’s A-list talent.
While we’re still a few weeks away from the film’s March 8 release, the press tour for Captain Marvel has already begun. Many were upset with Larson’s previous comments about creating a more inclusive press tour, in which she said:
“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male. So, I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of colour, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.”
but in an interview with Fox DC, she clarified her intentions:
“What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away. There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table.”
Personally, I never really took issue with what Larson had to say. Like most fields that lack proportional diversity, Larson just is intending to highlight the problem and address it, which is admirable on her cause. While I am still a bit weary about the quality of Captain Marvel (early reviews have been a mix of positive and lukewarm),I will always credit Larson for her good-intentions and positive mindset.
Considering how significant the film is for the success of Marvel’s future, I am eager to see what Larson and company have in store.
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