“Avengers: Endgame” is here, and, don’t worry, we won’t ruin anything with spoilers! As part of the premiere of Endgame, the stars have been doing a lot of press about the move. Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel, did an interview on “The Big Ticket,” a podcast from Variety. The conversation touched on LGBT representation in the Marvel Universe, which has often been criticized as lacking, to say the least. The host of the podcast mentioned that he never expected to see a queer Marvel character as a kid, to which Larson replied that it is time to step. it. up. when it comes to Marvel’s LGBTQ representation.
“That breaks my heart to hear that, because there’s no reason,” Larson said in response to the host’s comment. “I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero. So to me, it’s like, we gotta move faster. But I’m always wanting to move faster with this stuff.”
Larson also talked about the success of “Captain Marvel,” and what it meant to her to play a role that not only puts women front and center but gives them strong, well-defined storylines as well.
“I’m happy to be on the forefront of the normalization of this type of content and to prove once again that representation matters,” Larson said. “Diverse storytelling matters, the female experience matters, and these are markers. It’s something I’ve always known and I think a lot of people always knew.”
“It wasn’t enough for me to just look strong on a poster,” Larson also said. “I feel like I can’t at the end of the day go to sleep at night if I didn’t do everything that I possibly could [to empower others].”
Let’s hope Marvel is listening and gives us the badass queer female characters that we know should be out there in the MCU. Come on Marvel, we’re waiting!