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Brie Larson Compares Her Kong: Skull Island Character To Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is currently gearing up for filming her first appearance as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War, and the actress says that she sees some similarities between Carol Danvers and Mason Weaver, her character in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island. Larson said she believes that both Mason and Carol are great examples of female heroines, noting that they both explore "how women lead and how that is different and unique."

"For me, I believe that just seeing women be strong and tough is not answering the question of what a female hero looks like," she said in a recent interview with Collider. "Women have their own set of skills that are worth exploring and seeing on screen. I feel like it's too easy to just say, 'We'll just change the name of this male character to a female, but have her do all the same things that a male does.' I don't believe in that. I think there's something else."

Larson was announced as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, shortly after her Oscar-winning turn in Room. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Captain Marvel, the first female superhero to lead one of the studio's movies, is set to be the most powerful character in the MCU. However, she will be slightly altered from her comic book counterpart, with a new backstory set to be debuted in the origin film, due out on March 8, 2019.

Larson, one of the actors who we think will blow everyone away this year, got a little help preparing for the physical demands of being in a superhero film while bulking up for her role as Mason in Kong: Skull Island, working with a trainer to get herself in shape for the very active movie. "It was running in an obstacle course, for 10 hours a day, every day," she said. "It was really taxing on the body, in a way that I had never experienced before. I've experienced mental drain. I had never gotten to that point where you're really pushing yourself to the limit, and it's amazing what your body can do."

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Toby Kebbell, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell also star in Kong: Skull Island, which is due out on March 10. Before you head out to the theater to see the movie, see what the critics are really saying about it.