Captain Marvel 2 has changed its name to The Marvels (as recently revealed during a Marvel Studios reel). But does this have to do more with the Captain Marvels teaming up or the fact the studio has lost faith in actress Brie Larson?
Giant Freakin Robot is now reporting that the title of Carol Danvers’ second solo outing was changed because Marvel Studios didn’t want to place the focus solely on a figure that wasn’t well received. You have to remember Larson’s antics leading up to the film where she target white men reviewers and reporters for…well being white men. Let’s take a walk down memory lane:
Oh and the disdain her co-stars had for her:
According to the outlet, “the powers-that-be at Marvel Studios did not feel that she “delivered” in the first one on her own.”
Unlike a Gal Gadot, who fans love as Wonder Woman because of her warm smile and kind heart both on and off the screen, Larson has always come off as distant, cold, and downright smug. And she’s supposed to be THE female hero of the MCU. She can’t even hold claim to that considering people enjoy Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow immensely more. So with each appearance of Brie Larson in a Marvel film is it a product of diminishing returns at this point? Maybe. She did have one of the biggest box offices for a solo character Marvel film ever but she was blasted by fans who felt she didn’t capture the heart of the character. I would have to agree. We have seen several heroes in the MCU pass the torch to younger heroes and have been heartbroken to see them go. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is one character I think the majority of us can agree not only should pass the torch but needs to.