A new report claims that actress Brie Larson has grown “disillusioned” with the role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that she no longer wants to play the character anymore.
As reported by The Direct, author Joanna Robinson claims that Larson “grew disillusioned” with the role in her book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios.
Specifically, Robinson wrote, “The future of those Marvel icons was unclear. The departure of franchise anchors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson had already taken its toll, as had the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman, but other MCU stalwarts were heading for the exits. The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ cast went on a farewell tour, Brie Larson grew disillusioned, and Marvel tussled with Sony in a custody battle over Tom Holland.”
During an appearance on The Watch podcast, Robinson added, “I don’t know if Brie Larson was the wrong person for the role necessarily, but the toxic backlash means that Brie Larson doesn’t want to play Carol Danvers anymore.”
She added, “That’s sort what she said. She was interviewed at D23 and they’re like, so you know we’re gonna see a bunch more from Carol Danvers. She’s like, ‘I don’t know. Does anyone want to see me play Carol Danvers? Doesn’t seem like it.’
As Robinson notes Larson previously informed Variety at Disney’s D23 Expo in September 2022 that she didn’t think anyone wanted to see her reprise the role of Captain Marvel or Carol Danvers again.
When asked how long she will play the character, Larson responded, “I don’t know. Does anyone want me to do it again?” When pressed, Larson added, “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I don’t have an answer to that.”