Brie Larson and Iman Vellani are set to co-star in the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels. In an interview, Larson praised the young actress as the future.
“Iman is the future,” Larson told Entertainment Weekly. “She is the perfect Ms. Marvel and the most incredible person and castmate. I’m so excited for her success and I’m so excited to see what she will do with her life because she can do anything she wants. She’s one of my favorite people on this earth.”
Larson went on to note that one of the reasons she took on the role of Captain Marvel is to eventually get to work with the Marvel Studios version of Ms. Marvel. Despite that, Larson said that working on set with Vellani hasn’t featured much in the way of her teaching the younger actress, but instead just being grateful for their friendship.
“A huge part of why I wanted to play Captain Marvel was because of Ms. Marvel and what that meant,” Larson said. “To see that character realized by such a brilliant human with so much potential is just a really exciting thing.
“I feel like the big joke is always that you’re being schooled by people younger than you, so I’m sure there are ways that I’ve been able to be of service to her, but also at the same time, she teaches me so much every single day. I’m just grateful for her friendship.”
The Marvels will hit the theaters on November 10, 2023, as part of the MCU’s Phase Five.