Once Brie Larson is done with the destruction of MCU, the actress is going to fly straight to take care of her Netflix plans – and we can guess how that will turn out.
There have been so many discussions and accusations around Brie Larson being Captain Marvel, that now one’s criticism is automatically a criticism of the other. ‘Captain Marvel’ wasn’t, of course, first or the only thing that Brie Larson did in her career, and casting her was also not MCU’s first mistake – as fans like to call it. However, the amount of controversies and talks Brie Larson carries for good and bad reasons has made her a potential element in the success or destruction of any project. Now, it looks like she might have taken up the new task of destroying Netflix as well.
- Does Brie Larson plan to destroy Netflix after MCU?
- Brie Larson up for the big game – Is she really ready?
- Netflix’s previous disappointments with Larson
Does Brie Larson plan to destroy Netflix after MCU?
Brie Larson has become a well-known, and well-followed name in the industry in the last few years.
With the Academy Award-winning performance in ‘Room’; to getting her first big-budget movie ‘Kong: Skull Island’; to then becoming the face of the future of the MCU with ‘Captain Marvel’ (of course, with a lot of resistance), there’s no reason why one should not follow her, even if as a hater.
However, Brie’s journey has seen more downs than ups, and that raises concerns whenever she is associated with a project. This goes especially for the projects that have unreasonably higher expectations, such as ‘Captain Marvel’.
As per the leaks, Brie is all set to be associated with another such high-expectation deal, and that has raised some eyebrows.
As per a report by “We Got This Covered” quoting insider Daniel Richtman, Brie Larson has signed a deal with streaming giant Netflix. He claims it to be no usual deal, as Netflix has signed Brie “to star in and direct three original features”. With no further information provided on this, we wonder what Brie Larson is up to with Netflix after MCU?
Brie Larson up for the big game – Is she really ready?
We have witnessed in the past that Brie is one of the very few in the industry who doesn’t shy away from widening her horizons. Brie Larson has time and time again taken up new challenges, such as leading MCU, directing a feature for Netflix, and others. However, the question is, how many times has she succeeded in them?
When Brie Larson was cast as Captain Marvel, fans protested against Disney’s decision. However, Fiege and Disney believed in her and rightly ignored the trolls. But it was only until ‘Captain Marvel’ was released and turned out to be a flat disappointment, as a movie and as an introduction to the most powerful character of MCU.
Brie Larson was even more criticized for her unnatural and stiff portrayal of the character. She was labelled as one of the key reasons for the failure of the movie by the trolls. Though she can’t be solely blamed for the failure, it’s not even wrong to say that she fell short of the expectations.
Netflix’s previous disappointments with Larson
When Brie Larson was preparing for her superhero entry in MCU, she was also set for her feature film directorial debut with ‘Unicorn Store’. ‘Unicorn Store’ was directed and produced by Brie Larson, starring herself, and was later released by Netflix in 2019.
As we know, none of Larson’s projects have been completed without trolls lately, this also faced the same fate. Fans doubted Brie’s qualifications on being given the responsibility of a Netflix movie.
A user tweeted in response to Netflix’s tweet of the movie:
This may have been a senseless troll for few, and a reasonable criticism for others. However, Netflix took it to another level by replying to the tweet.
And then Brie followed with a retweet, inviting a lot more attention to it – Overconfident? Meh, probably.
It was a fitting reply, and Brie’s fans danced to its tune, but only until the movie failed. Though the feel-good movie was a fair try for the directorial debut of Brie, as a Netflix movie, it earned a mediocre tag.
Keeping ‘Unicorn Store’, and Brie Larson’s other two-directorial attempts in mind for short films i.e. ‘The Arm’ (2012) and ‘Weighting’ (2013), with the IMDb rating of 5.5 and 4.8 respectively, we wonder what Netflix is betting on. Let’s wait and see how Brie Larson’s journey goes on moving forwards from MCU to Netflix and beyond.