Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) has made no secret about the fact that she would love to star in Star Wars. Back in July, the Oscar-winning actress posted a picture of herself at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge decked out in full Jedi regalia. The caption read, simply, “JEDI REALNESS.” Just the other day news broke indicating that her Marvel boss, Kevin Feige, would produce a Star Wars film. Of course Larson jumped right into the rumor pool. Feeding off of the speculation that Feige might tap her for a lead in his Star Wars film, Larson posted this on Twitter:
There’s been no report, official or otherwise, that Brie Larson would venture to the galaxy far, far away. In fact, other than the news Feige will produce a Star Wars film, we know no details about the film whatsoever. Larson just seems to be having a little bit of fun…. However, in doing so, she’s reminded us that a pervasive issue within the Star Wars and Hollywood fan bases is still alive and, disappointingly, well.
Brie Larson triggers trolls with Star Wars post
Look on the official Brie Larson Twitter account and you’ll soon discover that Internet troll attacks on Larson continue. The first two comments bash both Larson and her perceived ideology. One such comment even comes from a man who appears to be running for Congress. Remember, such derisive attacks drove Star Wars stars Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran off social media.
Internet trolls are nothing if not amusing. Those bashing Brie Larson are cut of the same cloth as those that say The Last Jedi “ruined their childhood” or that Rian Johnson “destroyed” Star Wars. Said would-be Congressman even claimed Larson “destroyed Marvel.” For someone running for office you’d think he’d be smarter with his words: Marvel and the more than $1 billion Captain Marvel made this year are doing just fine.
I offer no opinion one way or the other with respect to Brie Larson joining Star Wars. Like her or hate her, that’s your prerogative. But I am going to give her plenty of credit for trolling the trolls. In doing so it became painfully obvious who couldn’t take a dose of their own medicine.
So what do you think? Do you want to see Brie Larson in Star Wars? Let us know in the comments below.