Samuel L. Jackson has defended co-star Brie Larson from the seemingly endless abuse the actress receives for her role as Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The pair have worked together on a number of projects in the past including Unicorn Store, Kong: Skull Island, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. They will appear alongside each other again in the upcoming The Marvels.
When Larson was announced to play Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, she received online hate from misogynist trolls as the movie was going to be the first female-led feature within the MCU.
The situation reached a point where she considered leaving the role before The Marvels.
Jackson has urged his friend to ignore the idiots.
"We bonded through the election while we were doing her movie (Unicorn Store) when Donald Trump won. She was broken and I was like, 'Don't let 'em break you. You have to be strong now,'" Jackson recalled to Rolling Stone.
"Then, when she got Captain Marvel, she called me and was like, 'They want me in the Marvel Universe. Should I do it?' And I was like, 'Hell yeah! Let's do it!'
"She's not going to let any of that stuff destroy her. These incel dudes who hate strong women, or the fact that she's a feminist who has an opinion and expressed it? Everybody wants people to be who they want them to be. She is who she is, and she's genuinely that."
The Marvels is set to be the direct sequel to Captain Marvel as well as a continuation of the television series, Ms. Marvel.
The official premise reads:
'While investigating a wormhole linked to the Kree, Monica Rambeau's powers become entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Carol Danvers so the trio swap places with each other every time they use their powers. They team up to determine why.'
It is set for release on 10 November 2023 and stars Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Jackson, Zawe Ashton and Park Seo-joon.
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