Brie Larson’s Sweet Comments on the Love Between Carol and Maria in Captain Marvel

When the fate of the world is at risk, it will take incredible acts of courage and compassion to save the planet. So what could motivate the most powerful person in the universe to put it all on the line? For Captain Marvel, love triumphs over all.

Tony and Pepper, Wanda and Vision, Peter and Gamora. There is no shortage of romantic pairs in the MCU, but we will see a story of a different kind of love story in Captain Marvel. With the introduction of Carol Danvers, we will also become acquainted with those who are near and dear to the Kree soldier.

In a recent press conference (h/t io9), stars Brie Larson and Lashana Lynch commented on their special on-screen relationship. Carol will not be engaged in a romantic relationship in the film and will be driven by her caring for best friend Maria Rambeau and her daughter. Here’s what Larson said about their friendship:

“What they’ve gone through together—going through military training, being the only women there, and then using each other to lean on each other for that support and a recognition of their experience is really special. Of course, I think they would have been friends outside of that experience. But I think that’s a really tight-knit bond that they have, and they’re family.

“Without being too showboating about it, this is the love of the movie. This is the great love. This is the love lost, this is the love found again, this is the reason to continue fighting and to go to the ends of the Earth for the person that you love. And it’s her best friend and her best friend’s daughter which, to me, is so natural.”

Neither of these women are damsels in distress who need saving. Both are accomplished pilots with U.S. Air Force training. The motivation to protect and sacrifice for one another, however, is a powerful force and will be the refreshing inspiration for Captain Marvel’s heroic acts.

Maria’s daughter is likely to become an important character in the MCU. In the comics, she rises to become a hero herself and follow closely in the footsteps of her mother’s best friend. While we have an eye to Avengers: Endgame and how Captain Marvel will impact the final stand against Thanos, the new film might have even greater implications for the future of the franchise.

Captain Marvel flies into theaters March 8.

Featured Image: Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL. L to R: Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) . Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2019


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.