Carol’s Different Look In Avengers: Endgame Came From Brie Larson

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Avengers: Endgame is coming ever closer. We’re honestly super excited and terrified to see what’s going to happen to our favorite characters.

Given that it’s coming out a little over a month after Captain Marvel, we got some questions about our girl Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). Namely, her look in the film. Granted, it’s been over 20 years since the events of Captain Marvel. A lot of eagle-eyed fans noticed that Carol just looked a little more made-up and generally didn’t have that hard-edged aesthetic we all liked.

Now, of course, our minds immediately go to the inherently misogynistic depiction of women in media that we are trying to subvert and overcome. It led to a lot of fans blaming Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed the film, for forcing this vastly different look on Larson.

In an interview with the Russo Bros, however, they said that the look was Larson’s idea. They allow each actor a wide range of make-up and clothing choices for their characters. Larson filmed Endgame before Captain Marvel‘s script was even writtenSo she was trying her best to figure out her character out of order, so to speak.

Joe Russo said during a press event, “This was Brie’s first time playing the character. She [filmed Avengers: Endgame] before she filmed Captain Marvel, and I think she was experimenting with what the character was. And those were the choices that she and her hair and makeup team had made.”

You have to admit that is a valid point. We all have that weird in between phase in this crazy journey called life.

Russo also added, ” think as she started to gain a deeper understanding of the character, especially as she approached her own movie, she started to make different choices and as an artist she should be afforded that right to make whatever choice that she wants to make.”

Hell yeah.

Larson also confirmed the story at the same press event.

“This film will always be personally dear to me because it is my first time playing Captain Marvel.  had to stumble and try to figure out who this character was with no script for this, and no script for Captain Marvel either, and perform for the first time in front of legends.”

We’re sure Larson did an admirable job. Can’t wait to see her kick Thanos’ purple butt either way.

Avengers: Endgame hits the US on April 26th.

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