Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson sends gay Twitter wild in first trailer
Actor Brie Larson has stolen queer hearts in the first trailer for Marvel Studios’ first woman-fronted film Captain Marvel.
Larson stars in the title role in the upcoming movie, which follows her character as she becomes Captain Marvel after planet Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between two alien worlds.
Captain Marvel, whose real name is Carol Danvers, is based on the Marvel Comics character.
In the nearly two-minute trailer, which Marvel Studios posted on Twitter on Tuesday (September 18), Larson can be seen battling alien forces—and at one point punching a pensioner—and trying to figure out her mysterious past.
The film is set to be the twenty-first movie in the the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Captain Marvel has superhuman strength and the ability to fly because her DNA was fused with an alien’s genes in an accident.
Queer Twitter users were unable to contain their excitement at the trailer.
“GAY RIGHTS” – Captain Marvel pic.twitter.com/jbSiKBFx2W
— m ark (@tomnetherlands) September 18, 2018
One person posted in response to the clip: “Captain marvel travel [sic] was released and every gay in the Marvel fandom went wild, thats so f***ing valid.”
Another person said: “I am so gay #captainmarvel.”
And one user posted a clip of Larson’s character punching an old woman, with the caption: “GAY RIGHTS” – Captain Marvel.”
Captain Marvel is set to be released in the US on March 8, 2019.
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Larson previously told Vanity Fair she accepted the part because “I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up.”
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) September 18, 2018
The film, set in the 1990s, also stars Samuel L. Jackson as as Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, DeWanda Wise, and Robert Kazinsky.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct Captain Marvel.
The screenplay was written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who took over work on the scrip from Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve in 2017.