Brie Larson discusses how physical training has influenced not only her training for The Marvels, and moreover her everyday life.
To put it lightly, Brie Larson’s fitness regime for The Marvels has been rigorous.
Larson told Insider that prior to her Marvel Cinematic Universe casting, she regarded herself “an introvert with asthma,” but that her preparation for the part of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel has taken her “far beyond what I ever believed was possible for my body.” She then went on to detail some of her recent physical achievements, remarking, “Being able to hip thrust 400 pounds, deadlift 200 pounds, push my trainer’s Jeep, I mean, it’s an incredible experience to realize what’s inside of you is well beyond what you knew was possible. And I have Carol to thank for that.”
Larson, who often posts videos of her Marvel fitness exercises to social media, is especially proud of how Captain Marvel’s impact extends outside her on-set activities. “That’s part of why it’s no surprise to me that this character has been able to echo outward,” she goes on. “So it makes sense to me that she could change other lives too.”
The Marvels starts shooting in August 2021 and wrapped in November 2021, with Larson posting a photo of herself with co-star Zawe Ashton, who plays the villain in the film, a month later. Carol Danvers will rejoin with Monica Rambeau, now played by WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris as an adult, and meet Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel for the first time in The Marvels, though story specifics have yet to be revealed. The latter character will have her own Disney+ series this year, with the amount of days before Ms. Marvel’s release, as well as the episode count, just leaked online. Larson also appeared in a brief appearance in the mid-credit scene of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, where she and Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner attempted to deduce the origins of Wenwu’s ancient weaponry.
Larson recently sparked a social media uproar after she changed her Twitter profile picture to that of a Flower Girl NFT, prompting backlash from followers. Even as celebrities in the entertainment sector continue to use or promote non-fungible tokens, their ethical uncertainty has garnered scrutiny for concerns about art theft and adverse environmental consequences.
The Marvels, which was supposed to be released this year, has been moved back from November 2022 to February 2023, joining a list of Marvel Studios projects that Disney has revealed will be delayed in theaters. The Disney+ series Moon Knight, for which the first teaser was released in January, will be Marvel’s next major endeavor, preceded by the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The Marvels will be released in theaters on November 22nd.