Marvel fans have rallied around Brie Larson after the actor gave a 'heartbreaking' response when asked about her future as Captain Marvel.
Larson first appeared in the role of Carol Danvers in 2019, making her debut as the superhero in Captain Marvel and appearing again in Avengers: Endgame.
The MCU has now entered Phase 4, with Larson set to reprise her role in the upcoming film The Marvels, but the actor admitted she wasn't sure what the future holds beyond that.
Hear her comment on the situation below:
During an appearance at Disney's D23 Expo this weekend, Larson admitted she didn't know how long she'd be playing Captain Marvel for when speaking with Variety, adding: “Does anyone want me to do it again?”
When the interviewer encouraged her not to be 'modest', she continued: "I don’t know. I really don’t have the answer to that."
A clip of Larson's interview quickly went viral as fans made clear they'd want Larson to make a return, with one fan writing: "Of course we want you to do it again," while another wrote: "Brie Larson is perfect for Captain Marvel anytime. Just some people on internet hate the fact of seeing a women so powerful and important part of Marvel. But both #Marvel & #BrieLarson should not focus on those haters. She's doing a great job. Keep doing it Brie!!!"
"Ngl this is a little heartbreaking," read another comment.
Larson has been subject to online criticism from some Marvel fans since she took on the role of Danvers, including sexist harassment campaigns targeted at the actor.
She acknowledged the trolls directly in a post on Twitter yesterday (11 September), sharing a picture of herself alongside Ms Marvel star Iman Vellani, fellow Captain Marvel actor Teyonah Paris and The Marvels director Nia DaCosta.
In a caption with the post, she wrote: "*trolls combust*"
Larson has been praised for her direct mocking of the critics, with Twitter users describing her as 'legendary' after she shared the post.
Showing their support for the actor, one fan wrote: “I can only imagine how exhausting all the harassment you’ve received over the last several must have been but please know that you still have SO many fans out there and we want you to play Carol for years and years to come! I can’t wait for this movie!”
The Marvels, which stars Larson alongside Vellani and Parris, is scheduled for release in July 2023.
If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]