Brie Larson and her fellow female cast members from the Marvel Cinematic Universe have reportedly asked to join forces for an all-woman franchise film.
In an interview for Variety‘s “Power of Women” issue, the honouree and cover star reveals that she and her fellow MCU superwomen have approached the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige about making the idea a reality.
“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 says.
The actress, who fronted Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie “Captain Marvel”, adds, “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.”
The Oscar Award winner says that much of the inspiration for a female-centric film in the MCU began after “Avengers: Endgame” featured that epic female scene.
Recalling the “great day” on set with female stars, including Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, and Evangeline Lilly, Larson contends, “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 feeling like we were a part of this coven working together for this goal.”
She continues, “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 actor Scarlett Johansson adds of the rumours in Variety, “I don’t know what my future is in that world.”
She then says of her character’s demise in “Endgame”: “Obviously, it’s a little more opaque for my character.
“But that group of actresses is so incredibly powerful and when they come together, it’s explosive and unstoppable. So yes, I’m pushing for that. I think audiences want it and I’m definitely one of them.”