Brie Larson, the star of Captain Marvel, reportedly wants to join The Mandalorian after saying she’s a big fan of the Star Wars franchise.
The Oscar-winning actress said in previous interviews that she auditioned for a part in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, the Captain Marvel actress failed to nab the role of Jyn Erso, which eventually went to Felicity Jones.
Now, reports from We Got This Covered revealed that Larson wants to be in the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Allegedly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) star is doing all she can to be part of the critically-lauded show.
Disney, which also owns Marvel, is also trying to find a role that will suit the MCU star. It’s a huge plus for the studio to add Larson to this franchise, especially after she admitted she geeks out for Star Wars.
Dreams of being a Jedi
While filming Captain Marvel, Larson shared that she got hold of the actual lightsaber Samuel Jackson used on Star Wars. The actor, who played Mace Windu in Episodes 1 to 3, brought the props to the set.
Larson told Entertainment Weekly that she wanted to cry from that experience of holding the lightsaber. She said that it felt really cool and that she really wants to become a Jedi someday.
Star Wars‘ official Twitter account Larson’s comments in that interview by quoting her revelation.
“The Force is definitely with you, Captain,” they told Larson.
Honored to be an intergalactic hero with you 🙂
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 2, 2019
Turning down Captain Marvel
But while Larson was eager to become part of Star Wars, she revealed on her personal YouTube channel that she turned down Captain Marvel two times. She explained, however, that she got anxious about playing such a major superhero.
“That’s too much for me, I don’t think I can handle that,” Larson shared. “And my team was like, ‘Okay for sure.’ I think a couple of months later they were like, ‘Hey they [Marvel] called again are you sure,’ and I was like, yeah, I’m too much of an introvert.”
She learned later that her team did not tell Marvel that she turned down the role the first time. She eventually sat down with the studio bosses to listen to their plans for the MCU movie, and she said it “felt very progressive.”
Larson is due to don her Captain Marvel costume again for the sequel’s production in 2021. Nia Dacosta is directing this time, taking over for Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The screenplay to the sequel was written by Megan McDonnell.
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