Captain Marvel was another success for Marvel Studios and propelled Brie Larson further into the spotlight. However, Captain Marvel 2 was not listed in the next phase of Marvel’s plans and fans are left with some uncertainty as to when Larson’s character will appear next. Larson told Variety that she doesn’t know when the next Captain Marvel will be.
“No,” Larson said when asked if she knew when she was doing the next Captain Marvel film. “I don’t really know what job I’m going to do next, which is very exciting. I don’t even know what my life’s gonna be! And most of this year, you know, I had to do the press tour. But then the last half of the year, I’ve just been focusing way more on just doing what I want to do that’s completely outside of my job. I just feel like it’s been this incubation time. Whether it’s incubation because I’m developing projects, and also incubation myself, being, like: ‘OK, I’m going to be turning 30. I’ve been working a lot. I need to just like change it up and see what’s there for me — see who I am now. And which ways that I want to grow.'”
Larson also revealed in the interview that she was largely unaware of the backlash she received from Captain Marvel.
“They did? Oh. I don’t even know,” Larson said in response to fans who slammed the film with sexist criticisms before its release. “I don’t have time for it, you know? The things that I have extra time to really look at are like: am I eating healthy food? Am I drinking water? Am I meditating? Have I called my mom today?”
“More recently, I guess maybe it’s because of Captain Marvel, I’ve had a lot of journalists be, like, ‘How often do Google yourself?’ I’m, like, ‘I’ve never Googled myself,'” Larson confessed. “I have genuinely never needed to look at the internet to explain to me who I am. I’m extremely committed to that in my day-to-day life! There is really nothing more pleasurable to me than observing my mind. And interrogating myself. It is a thing I’ve done since I was a child. And I will do for as long as I can. And I’ve also been super committed to having people in my life that I believe if I start veering too far in a direction, and I need to change something or work on something, that they’ll take me to dinner and be, like, ‘Hey! I’m noticing this, I feel like you should look at that.’ So I trust that, and I trust my experience.”
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