Captain Marvel Replaced With Binary, Hint That Brie Larson Is Out?

By Erika Hanson | 3 months ago

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While fans are still reeling from the plethora of spoilers hidden in this week’s newly released trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Comics just released riveting news that might affect the future of one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s leading actresses. The woman in question, Brie Larson, has sustained a heavy blow from moviegoers for her portrayal of Carol Danvers, otherwise known as Captain Marvel in the MCU. With her role seemingly hanging by a thread at times, the news that Marvel Comics is shelving Carol Danvers indefinitely just leads to more buzz that the Academy Award-winning actress’ time as the Warbird may soon be coming to an end.

Sharing the news on Marvel’s site last week, Marvel Comics announced a new Binary will be introduced in the upcoming issues of Captain Marvel #36 and #38. For those unfamiliar with what the Binary is, Marvel Lore details the Binary form of Captain Marvel as the Kree-part of her that holds her superhuman gifts. In the film, Brie Larson was assumed to have fully embraced the Binary form near the end of the film. The upcoming issues will coincidentally hit stands on May 4th, just two days before the release of Doctor Strange 2. From Kelly Thompson, the new issues will start a new arc in the long-running series. But the biggest caveat to Marvel’s news is the fact that they announced Binary will be the focus on the story arc, as Carol Danvers has gone missing. 

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Infamous Marvel characters have been around for so long that it’s not unlikely to see popular superheroes go through countless retconned material, and even story arcs by other people. So in all reality, the disappearance of Carol Danver’s doesn’t seem out of place for Marvel. However, given Brie Larson’s short career in the role mixed with controversy and heavy critique, the news is pessimistic. 

Even before debuting as Captain Marvel in 2019, Brie Larson faced harsh criticism. Ahead of its release, Rotten Tomatoes released their “Want to See” score, which showcased how deep some viewers’ hatred for the casting choice really was. At the time, Larson was already making a name for herself in Hollywood, and it was no secret that the actress was vocal on her feminist and political stance. Similarly, some comic purists were disappointed that Marvel didn’t cast a man in the role, citing the original comic’s Captain Marvel being portrayed by a man.

With reviews widely mixed on Captain Marvel, Brie Larson continued portraying the Warbird. She appeared in Avengers: End Game and briefly in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. She is set to portray Carol once again in next year’s The Marvels alongside a returning Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and the new Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel. 

When Disney and Marvel first announced that the sequel to Captain Marvel would not focus solely on Carol Danvers, but also on the other two superheroes, the rumor mill ran wild with speculation that Disney was cutting ties with Brie Larson. However, it’s hard to assume the company really is done with her going off such little information. In fact, it seems the streaming company has a completely different view on the 32-year-old actress, as Disney just recently announced they are giving her a new show set to land on Disney+.