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."