Brie Larson is probably most famous right now for playing the part of Captain Marvel in the MCU, but she had actually attempted to be in several other franchises including Star Wars, Terminator, and The Hunger Games.
Larson admits this in her newly launched Youtube channel:
“I auditioned for ‘Star Wars’ too… I auditioned for ‘Hunger Games,’ I auditioned for the ‘Terminator’ reboot. I actually was thinking about the ‘Terminator’ reboot today because I got a flat tire and I was like, ‘Oh the last time I got a flat tire was when I was driving into my audition for ‘Terminator.’ Got a flat tire at the audition, and then didn’t get the job.”
We don’t know what parts she had auditioned for specifically, but I can imagine that she had tested for Rey for Star Wars, maybe even female leads in the anthology films like Rogue One or Solo. As for Terminator, it was said that she was in the running alongside Emilia Clarke, who eventually landed the role; and as for The Hunger Games, I think it’s pretty great that Larson didn’t end up playing Katniss because I’m personally not a fan of the YA genre.
Imagine, if she had landed those auditions, maybe she wouldn’t have been able to do Captain Marvel. Personally, I loved Larson more in films like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the 21 Jump Street reboot.
We don’t know what the future holds for Larson, but I imagine she has a lot of other jobs lined up, what with being the Wonder Woman of the MCU.
Here’s the synopsis for Larson’s standalone movie, Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
The Captain Marvel sequel is set for a release on July 8, 2022.