Brie Larson Reveals Secrets of Training with the Air Force for Captain Marvel

With Brie Larson starring as Air Force pilot Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, the actress is reporting for duty. She’s in the midst of attending various press conferences, screenings, and TV appearances including a stop by Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Appearing on the show just ahead of the world premiere of Captain Marvel, Larson discussed the time she spent with real Air Force pilots for her role in the film. While learning the ropes, she even earned her own call sign.

Some of the team of pilots who helped train her were in the audience to cheer her on. Larson discussed training, the Air Force’s surprise “sense of humor,” and how her stomach handled their simulation of a dogfight experience in the air (hint: not well).

She then unveiled her call sign: SPARROW. Larson wouldn’t disclose what the call sign means, cleverly telling Jimmy Kimmel “It’s an Air Force rule … You’ve got to take me out for a beer first.” Kimmel then comes up with a solid contender himself: She Puked All Rigatoni Ravioli On Wendy.

The discussion with Kimmel begins at 4:55, but the entire interview is worth a watch:

Being a superhero is no easy task, and Larson has the battle scars to prove it. To play Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, the actress had to undergo intensive physical training, get hands-on flight experience, and push a 5,000-pound Jeep… easy peasy! It’s easy to understand how Larson’s character is now widely considered the most powerful being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I guess you could say she’s Brie-lliant!

Read the official synopsis for Captain Marvel below:

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Captain Marvel touches down in theaters on March 8.

Featured Image: Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL..Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) ..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019


Jessy Diamba

Jessy Diamba is a Franco-American writer, avid traveler, polyglot, and news junkie. He lives between Paris, France, and Dallas, Texas.

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