Brie Larson: 'We've passionately told Marvel we want an all-female movie'

Ben Arnold
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Brie Larson (Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Brie Larson has said that the female members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have approached studio boss Kevin Feige to make an all-female superhero 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,'” the Captain Marvel star told Variety.

“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.”

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This isn’t the first time the idea has been mooted. In 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan told Yahoo she was present when Larson pitched the concept to Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige.

“Everyone who had ever been in a Marvel movie came to set to do a photoshoot. And they threw a little party for us afterwards, so we were at the party having a little bit of cheeky champagne,” Gillan told us.

“And then Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson had the idea to go up to Kevin Feige and say ‘You’ve got to make an all-female Marvel movie, so we all circled him and said ‘Make an all-female Marvel movie!’ And he was like ‘That would be amazing.’”

Marvel is certainly making moves in the right direction, having topped $1 billion with Larson's Captain Marvel movie already this year.

Then there's the Black Widow movie, which has just wrapped, with Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff will pick up following the events of Captain America: Civil War.

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It will also bring in new female characters like Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, who also uses the codename Black Widow in the comic books, and Rachel Weisz's Melina, also a seasoned KGB spy.

Larson went on to recall the coming together of the female characters of the MCU for Avengers: Endgame.

“It was just a great day,” she added. “To get to be with all of those women for the day and you get this feeling of, like, almost a little bit of naughtiness because it’s a secret and none of us can talk about it — that it felt like we were a part of this like coven working together for this goal.

“It was an opportunity for us to share and hang out. And as many people know, a lot of the time women aren’t working together. It’s kind of been this new breath of fresh air for us in our industry that there’s more female ensemble films, which has allowed us the opportunity to really communicate with one another.”

Black Widow is set to it screens in May, 2020.