Ahead of filming on Captain Marvel 2 (a.k.a. The Marvels), star Brie Larson proves her own superhero tenacity with a one-arm pull-up training video.
Star Brie Larson showed off her real-life superhero tenacity by executing a series of one-arm pull-ups while training for Captain Marvel 2 (a.k.a The Marvels). Larson’s character was teased by Nick Fury in post-credits scene before bursting into the MCU via 2019’s Captain Marvel. Based on Roy Thomas and Gene Colan’s creation, the 90s-set prequel explored the superhero origin story of Carol Danvers amid an intergalatic war between Kree and Skrulls. She later returned in present day, officially joining forces with the titular team in Avengers: Endgame and helping to defeat Thanos and his forces once and for all.
Earning over $1 billion at the box office, a solo sequel was rapidly greenlit. Earlier in 2021, however, it was revealed to have undergone a title change. Now named The Marvels, it would see Carol team-up with a Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan (a.k.a. Ms. Marvel) and Teyonah Parris’ now grown-up Monica Rambeau. The former will make her on-screen debut later on in the year courtesy of the same-titled Disney+ series Ms. Marvel . The latter, meanwhile, debuted to widespread acclaim in WandaVision — which saw her gain superpowers of her own and, in the wake of the event known as The Blip, hinted at some animosity regarding her former idol.
While some could use that as an excuse to coast, Larson has poured her all into preparations for the film. The actress has already documented much of her training efforts in the recent weeks. Taking to Twitter, however, things were taken to a whole new level. Posting a video, the Captain Marvel star revealed that she’d accomplished a goal to execute a one-arm pull-up. Spurred on by her personal trainer, Larson actually hit that target three times over before dancing giddily in celebration. Check out the full video below:
Captain Marvel’s debut adventure was written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It was confirmed, however, that the duo wouldn’t return for the sequel. Instead, Nia DaCosta was announced as taking over directorial duties. She will work from a script by Megan McDonnell. Details have remained predictably scarce regarding Captain Marvel 2‘s plot that was set up in the WandaVision post-credits. That will no doubt change in the coming months, though, especially with principal photography beginning in at the end of May.
Larson displayed similar commitment to training ahead of Captain Marvel. Not wanting to merely rely on CGI and camera-trickery, she went to such extremes as pulling a car and more. The efforts ultimately paid off, with the actress embodying a superhero as much behind the scenes as on-screen. For the sequel, Larson clearly wanted to improve upon the considerable success of the past. Based on the nearly 30,000 likes the video has amassed, her dedication has already been widely applauded and will no doubt be even more so in the coming days. It has remained unclear which villain Zawe Ashton will play in Captain Marvel 2 (a.k.a. The Marvels). Whatever the case, Larson will no doubt be ready to deal with whatever challenges they (and the film itself) will serve up — both on-and-off-screen.
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