Brie Larson Reportedly Asking For More Creative Control And Equal Pay In 'Avengers 5'
The 21 Jump Street actor is all set to spearhead the studio’s future. With Marvel gearing up to kick off Phase 4 of the MCU, it looks like Larson has picked the perfect time to make the request. The 30-year-old actress garnered huge popularity portraying Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) in her first stand-alone film.
Despite receiving its share of criticisms, the film made Marvel more than a whopping $1 billion at the box office, according to Showbiz CheatSheet. Larson cemented herself as one of the most important members of the Avengers when she reprised the role of Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame.
This propelled straight to the likes of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Captain America (Chris Evans). It will be surprising to see Carol Danvers play an important role in Avengers 5.
Marvel has already revealed that the much-awaited Captain Marvel sequel is currently in the development stage. Filming for the movie is likely to kick off in 2021. Headed straight into a bright future in the MCU, Larson is reportedly asking Marvel to give her more creative control over her project.
While nothing is set in stone yet, and the studio opting to remain mum about Captain Marvel 2, sources told We Got This Covered that Larson has asked the studio to give her more creative responsibilities in the upcoming sequel. Aside from that, she has asked to be named as a producer.
Larson has impressive directing credits under her belt in addition to the MCU, but Marvel doesn't have a reputation for giving its stars more control in terms of creativity. Keeping in line with that, Johansson was a producer of Black Widow, her first solo film.
It is worth mentioning here that Johansson has been a part of the MCU since Iron Man 2, so it remains to be seen whether or not the studio gives in to Larson's demands. Nevertheless, this is the best time for Larson to ask for more control over the character's story.
The actress realizes that she is very important for the MCU's success and that Marvel is highly unlikely to disappoint her. On top of asking for producing credits, Larson is demanding equal pay in the studio's next big crossover project, according to a We Got This Covered report.
If Marvel decides to give in to Larson's demands, the actress will make as much as her male counterparts, particularly Tom Holland, in Avengers 5. Robert Downey Jr. is one of the highest-paid actors in the MCU to date.