EXCLUSIVE: Brie Larson & Samuel L. Jackson Dish on 'Captain Marvel': 'It's a Character That People Love'

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Anticipation just keeps building for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female standalone movie, Captain Marvel.
ET's Carly Steel sat down with stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson on Sunday to get all the details they're allowed to spill on the buzzed-about movie.
Larson initially played it coy at a junket for her latest film, The Glass Castle, saying, "I may be getting ready, I may not be getting ready! Anything I say I feel is hyper analyzed."
But she did open up on the expectations that come with playing a beloved character.
"I mean, I feel pressure in that it's a character that people love and are inspired by and I see that, and so I want to do right by that. And I want people to feel like their character is honored."
However, Larson was adamant that there should be no stigma or concern associated with a female-led film opening well at the box office, as Captain Marvel draws undeniable comparisons to DC Comics' standalone summer hit, Wonder Woman.
"Why is there pressure?" she asked. "I don't understand why there's pressure put on women as if it's the most shocking concept ever that a woman can open a movie -- it's like, it's kind of a tired concept."
"We've proven it for a long time, so I don't put pressure on in that way at all," she added.
Captain Marvel will take place in the 1990s, before the events of Iron Man, which kicked off the MCU as we know it. The film will also feature Samuel L. Jackson returning as Nick Fury, but we'll be seeing him before he dons his trademark eye patch.
You'd think having two eyes would be what Jackson is most looking forward to in the movie -- or, as his Hitman's Bodyguard co-star Ryan Reynolds teased during their junket on Sunday, "He's looking forward to depth perception." But Jackson has higher praise for Larson, his co-star and director in her upcoming debut behind the camera, Unicorn Store.
"Hanging out with Brie," the Marvel journeyman said of his favorite part of shooting Captain Marvel. "Brie's like, awesome. Brie's my girl."
The Glass Castle opens Aug.11, and The Hitman's Bodyguard follows on Aug. 18. Captain Marvel will hit theaters in 2019.
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