With Captain Marvel hitting theatres next Friday, we can only feel our hype growing with each passing day. Trolls on the Internet aside, early reactions for the film are absolutely glowing.
In the lead-up to the film, the stars are coming out to talk about their characters and making the movie. One of the more exciting aspects is Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) Air Force career where she was partnered with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch).
In comics, Rambeau is the mother of Marvel hero, Monica Rambeau. One of the important aspects of the film, according to Larson, is Rambeau and Danvers relationship.
Talking with Entertainment Weekly, she said, “I think because it’s 2019, and what 2019 is about, really, is intersectional feminism. There’s just no question that we would have to show what it means to be all different kinds of women, that we don’t just have one type. It became a great opportunity, even with things like the love story. [We wanted] to make that big love — that lost love, that love that’s found again — be with [Carol’s] best friend. To show that, that’s incredibly powerful and gripping, and you could go to the ends of the Earth and fight till the end for your best friend. It’s perfect to me and so meaningful. To me, that’s a part of what the meditation of this movie is: It’s female strength, but what is female strength? What are the different ways that can look?”
We have to be honest everything she just said about Rambeau and Danvers sounds amazing and we stan it.
She continued, discussing why she was interested in a role of a hero who is not perfect.
“I’m not interested in portraying perfect, strong women that never make the wrong choice because I consider myself a risk-taker, and I make a lot of mistakes because of that. That’s how it works. Big swings sometimes mean a big failure.”
We’re so excited for Captain Marvel, which comes out on March 8th.