Brie Larson and Other Marvel Actresses Want an ‘All-Female Marvel Movie‘, Whatever That Means

Brie Larson has a knack for being controversial for saying some pretty uncontroversial things. The people who don’t like her really don’t like her, which is weird because she was in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and she played the perfect woman.

True, she’s never been sexier than when she was Envy Adams, but she’s also a great actress. She won a Golden Globe, and it’s not like you can just buy one of those with lavish bribes. Okay, but she also won an Oscar, and that’s the mark of real quality, like Crash and Green Book. Oh. Oh no. Okay, well, I like her anyway so shut up.

Larson recently caught the applause and ire of various people predisposed to either love or hate everything she says in a Variety interview where she said that she and other actresses have been pushing Disney to do an “all-female Marvel movie.”

“I will say that a lot of the female cast members from Marvel walked up to Kevin and we were like, ‘We are in this together, we want to do this,’” Larson explained. “What that means, I have no idea. You know, I’m not in charge of the future of Marvel, but it is something that we’re really passionate about and we love and I feel like if enough people out in the world talk about how much they want it, maybe it’ll happen.”

See, even Brie Larson doesn’t know what that even means. Marvel has made two female-led movies already, Captain Marvel and the upcoming Black Widow. Kind of weird how both female-led movies are set in the past, though. I assume they mean something like DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey film, but good.

I mean, it could work. Marvel had an all-female Avengers book called A-Force, and that lasted… oh, fifteen issues and it was cancelled twice. To be fair, people probably conflated it with X-Force, the terrible X-Men spin-off that was popular in the 90s despite everything about it being bad. Fox had enough sense to just make it and the characters from it into a throwaway gag in Deadpool 2, but it’s the sort of thing Disney would totally try to build into a franchise.

It would probably be a good movie, though. Marvel films are so formulaic that they can just plug whatever characters into them and make $500-$750 million easily, so why not all female heroes? Marvel already just tosses heroes together in films like Thor: Ragnarok, so why not throw a few female heroes together. You know, other than the fact that almost every interesting female Marvel character is from an X-Men title. Better get on those X-Men movies, Fiege.

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