Brie Larson tackling "glass ceiling" in Captain Marvel

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Brie Larson may have already cracked Hollywood by bagging herself an Oscar, but now she has a new target – the glass ceiling.

Following news that she's taking on the role of the first female presidential candidate in an upcoming movie, Larson has opened up about her part in Marvel's first female superhero film.

Scheduled for a 2019 release, Captain Marvel will be Marvel Studio's first movie with a titular female protagonist, played by Larson.

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"I feel a great responsibility," she told The Sunday Times. "I want to create this symbol of strength and humour for women that I really wish I had had growing up. It feels so valuable.

"We need to break through that glass ceiling - women go to the theatre to see a movie with a male lead, and men will go see a film with a female lead. We're all equals here," she added.

And this isn't the first time she has displayed her feminist chops...

Earlier this month, Larson said there should be more female directors while promoting her movie Kong: Skull Island.

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"I love that we're seeing stronger women on the screen, but I don't think that's the end of this conversation," she said (via BBC News).

"Because I think that we're more than just being strong or just being mothering - [and] I think there's a whole lot that goes on in between for us to explore.

"I think the best place to start would be more female film directors - more female filmmakers of every different type of race - and we need to get out of these binary ways of thinking."

Captain Marvel will be released in 2019.

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