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24 July 2016
I’m completely on board with everyone who’s disappointed that Marvel Studios didn’t cast an older actress for Carol Danvers, but now that Brie Larson has been officially cast in the role, I think it’s really, really important to support her and the Captain Marvel movie for the same reason it’s important to support Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman. Both of these movies need to make money and be demonstrably successful for studios to be willing to bank on other woman-led superhero movies; it’s sexist and it sucks, but it’s a reality of our current and very broken Hollywood system.

DC and Marvel have collectively managed to field three movies about superheroines: 1984′s Supergirl, 2004′s Catwoman, and 2005′s Elektra. Movies like The Hunger Games has started to shift the paradigm, but we can’t assume success for Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman. Talk about how disappointed you are with Brie Larson or that studios won’t cast older actresses or that executives won’t allow actresses to bulk up for action roles – just don’t let any of that prevent you from buying a ticket.

(Also, Marvel did managed to snag a critically-acclaimed rising star for Carol, and that’s pretty excellent, too! None of this may be ideal, but it’s better than one more movie about a white guy named Chris. I’m hoping Black Panther and Captain Marvel are the start of a new trend, not end goals themselves.)