Brie Larson Just Gave Us One More Reason to Get Excited for “Captain Marvel”
The girl power is real!
Marvel Studios’ first female-led film, Captain Marvel, hits theaters on March 8 and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. It marks Marvel Studios’ first female-led film and, fittingly, premieres on International Women’s Day, which is March 8! To ensure that young girls everywhere get to see themselves fiercely represented in the superhero universe, some organizers are working to fund tickets and rent out theaters for accessible screenings.
Frederick Joseph, who was previously behind a similar campaign to get kids into Black Panther screenings, just launched a GoFundMe campaign in partnership with the nonprofit, Girls Inc. Los Angeles, in order to give underprivileged young women the opportunity to see Captain Marvel for themselves.
Last year, the organizer’s #BlackPantherChallenge raised over $50,000 nationally and $1 million globally for kids all over the world to see the action-packed movie in theater. We hope just as many children (and even more!) are able to benefit from this year’s viral project. Especially since Carol Danvers – Captain Marvel herself – is worth looking up to.
“[It’s] an important moment for representation. The lead character, Carol Danvers, is not only a superhero, she’s also an athlete and fighter plot,” Frederick said. “She is a prime example of the fact that women can do anything, and there isn’t a better person to be playing her than Brie Larson, who has been one of the faces of numerous feminist movements. I am inspired by Brie and women around the globe and look forward to sending as many girls as possible to see this film.”
Here’s Brie’s own tweet that inspired it all:
You can check out the official trailer for “Captain Marvel” below: