Brie Larson’s future in the MCU may be in jeopardy. The actress is currently gearing up to reprise her role as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2, yet there is a small contingency of fans that are calling for her replacement. With Larson’s casting under fire, is Marvel caving to disgruntled viewers and planning on replacing the actress?
Captain Marvel Brie Larson | Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesFans are not happy about Larson
Captain Marvel proved to be a major success at the box office, netting Marvel over $1 billion in ticket sales. Larson went on to reprise the role in Avengers: Endgame and her character is fully expected to be a key player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.
Despite this success, there are some fans who believe Marvel
should have never cast Larson in the first place. In fact, when the studio
first announced her involvement, fans actively tried to sabotage the premiere.
Those efforts, of course, failed to derail the project. Based on
the movie’s success, it is safe to assume that most Marvel fans were happy with
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More recently, however, online petitions have surfaced in a bid to convince Marvel to replace Larson altogether. One of these petitions has garnered close to 30,000 signatures and argues that Marvel should cast a “Woman of Color” to play Captain Marvel.
To be fair, Carol Danvers was not the original Captain Marvel.
That title was held by a character named Monica Rambeau, who first appeared in
1982. Carol later took on the mantle of Captain Marvel, which is what the
movies are based on.
What does Marvel think about the petitions?
It seems a bit of a stretch to think that Marvel would ever
replace Larson based on the opinion of a small number of disgruntled fans. After
all, the petition would have to get a lot more signatures than just 30,000. That
said, stranger things have happened in the movie industry.
According to We
Got This Covered, Marvel is well aware of the situation and is monitoring
things closely. The studio is also reportedly looking to support Larson as she
prepares for Captain Marvel 2.
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Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet