A recent article suggests that Brie Larson’s negative fan reaction may have contributed to her disillusionment with her Marvel position. Since joining the superpowered franchise, Larson, who will play Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in The Marvels, has received criticism regularly.
Trolls have overtaken the comic book movie genre and popcorn franchise entertainment, for either better or more dire. When it comes to Larson, a lot of the criticism has come from people “who hate strong women,” as her MCU co-star Samuel L. Jackson famously described it. Sexist remarks have been made against her character, the films she stars in, and the actress herself.
Author Joanna Robinson disclosed that Larson had “[grown] disillusioned” with working with Marvel Studios in her new book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios. She stated, “The future of those Marvel icons was unclear. The departure of franchise anchors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson had already taken its toll, as had the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman, but other MCU stalwarts were heading for the exits. The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ cast went on a farewell tour, Brie Larson grew disillusioned, and Marvel tussled with Sony in a custody battle over Tom Holland.”
In the past, Larson has commented, “I don’t have time for it,” in response to the criticism the Carol Danvers actress has received online since joining the franchise. She further commented, ““I don’t have time for it. 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?” When asked about continuing the Marvel franchise after the upcoming films, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and Black Panther, it seems that Marvel wants to base the future of the series on their shoulders. Larson responded, “I don’t know, does anyone want me to do it again?’ Marvel had expected that Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man would be the trio of star characters leading the MCU into a new millennium, but that was no longer a future it could rely on.”