After news broke about Kevin Feige bringing his magic touch to Star Wars, rumours started flying around about who is the “major actor” he had in mind for his movie and one name that kept coming up was Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomer Brie Larson. Naturally, the trolls came out of their basements for this little tidbit because, well, they’re trolls.
This was nothing but an unsubstantiated rumour but that didn’t stop all the chest-thumping bros from expressing their, uh, “displeasure” over the prospect of having Brie Larson in the Star Wars universe.
It was initially just another case of internet dudes overreacting to a nothingburger and Brie could’ve easily just stayed silent over the entire thing and let it wash over.
Instead, she decided to troll the whiny bros back in the most satisfying way possible: by using their love of Star Wars against them.
The biggest of props to Brie because she managed to drive all her trolls even more nuts with the most innocent of social media posts. Regardless of whether she did it on purpose or not (my gut says there’s a 76 percent chance she knew what she was doing), her clapback against the trolls is pure gold.
It’s not difficult to deduce why Brie would want to play this particular game. All those misogynistic bros who chucked a massive tanty over Captain Marvel are still commenting on anything she posts on social media and trying to get the word out that she’ll be the demise of the MCU, cinema, and the world as we know it.
But hats off to Brie for taking everything the trolls throw at her like a champ and responding in a way that’ll ensure maximum annoyance among a contingent of keyboard warriors who really need a new hobby than “trolling Brie Larson.”
As for what this means for the “Brie Larson will be in Star Wars” rumours, absolutely zilch. Literally nothing has been confirmed, other than another piece of evidence that she is a massive Star Wars fan would clearly love to be in the franchise.
Now I’m honestly hoping Kevin Feige will cast Brie in his Star Wars movie, not just because she’ll be fantastic but because it’ll seriously piss off the chest-thumping bros even more.