With just two movies left before Phase Three concludes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to break new ground. Plenty of the shared universe’s biggest stars are coming to the end of their contracts, with Chris Evans even saying goodbye to Marvel after wrapping Avengers 4. Marvel and Disney are making their plans for the massive franchise post-Avengers 4, and a new report indicated that Brie Larson signed on for seven movies as Captain Marvel.
But now the actress is refuting this report, and took to her personal social media to share the truth about her arrangement with Marvel studios. As she tweeted,
Well, that was clear. It looks like Brie Larson won’t be sticking around for a whopping seven movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How long Carol Danver’s tenure will actually last remains a mystery.
This new Tweet put that rumor to bed before it could really take root, and makes a great deal of sense. Seven movies is a giant undertaking for Brie Larson, even if both Captain Marvel and the untitled Avengers 4 are already in the can. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have been playing their respective Avengers roles for around a decade, which might not be what Larson wants for her still growing career.
That being said, Captain Marvel does seem like she’ll have a very important role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially Avengers 4. Fans were left with their mouths agape after Thanos succeeded in destroying half of the galaxy with the snap of his finger– and its unclear how the Avengers will turn things around. But Nick Fury called for her help before he turned to dust, likely meaning Carol Danvers is key to their survival.
Brie Larson may deny having a 7-film deal with Disney, but it makes sense for Captain Marvel to become a big presence in the shared universe as it moves forward. Marvel seems committed to exploring more cosmic stories, with Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok helping to break that ground. So as space becomes a larger factor in the MCU, so should Larson’s upcoming intergalactic hero.
Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait until Avengers 4 arrives before any news comes about the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future after Phase Three. Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently filming, but after that it’s a mystery.
Brie Larson will make her Marvel debut when Captain Marvel arrives on March 8, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.