Brie Larson Talks About Captain Marvel's Complexity

Captain Marvel won't be just like any other male superhero we've seen on screen thus far. According to star Brie Larson, the character will have a level of complexity and depth that will set her apart from what has come before.

Larson, an Oscar winner for Room, was announced as Carol Danvers in July of 2016 and will headline Marvel's first female-led movie in 2019. With the long wait for a female superhero to lead one of the studio's films, there are high expectations for Captain Marvel, and Larson says that the movie won't disappoint.

"Aside from the fact that it's iconic to be part of this, to be playing the first female in a solo movie, I think for me personally, one of the things I'm excited about is the idea of female complexity," Larson told Collider while promoting her upcoming action movie Free Fire. "That's what I've wanted to bring to every type of genre and every film that I've done. How can we come to understand the mystique of being female?"

She said she doesn't want her characters to just be the girl in an action movie who acts tough and is "just like a dude." She said, "That's too easy. That's not where we're at actually. I think women are far more complicated and more interesting than just saying, 'They're like a dude, and that's what makes them tough and that's what makes them cool.' That's just not how it works."

Larson says that Captain Marvel, which has yet to find a director but has a script from Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), has "really incredible, smart people behind it" and will give audiences a full film "to sit and see how different a woman can be."

Captain Marvel, which will serve as a (slightly changed from the comics) origin story for the character, is due out March 8, 2019. While we wait, take a look at some of the incredible women you didn't know were behind some of Marvel's biggest stars.