Brie Larson reveals her weightlifting training routine for ‘Captain Marvel’

Marvel Studios’ presents Captain Marvel, an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.

Acknowledged as Marvel’s mightiest super hero, Captain Marvel is touted to begin 2019 with a bang and is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of this year.

Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers’ journey as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes.

Based on the beloved Marvel comic book series, first published in 1967, Captain Marvel stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers /Captain Marvel,  Samuel L. Jackson  as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, with Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and  Jude Law as Starforce Commander.

Larson who has won an Oscar, followed the epic strength training routine in preparation for the role. For more than a year now, Larson has been putting up videos of her heavy workout including pull-ups, weighted push-ups, and even pulling a truck!

In prepping for her Captain Marvel role, Larson’s worked on building muscle in every part of her body, particularly the areas in which women are typically weakest — the shoulders, arms, and upper back.

In an interview, Larson revealed that her strength training—which included 100 kg deadlifts and 200 kg hip thrusts, didn’t just transform her physically, but also helped her prepare mentally to become Captain Marvel, the most powerful hero in the Marvel Comics Universe.

“A huge part of Captain Marvel is her strength. I knew if I could go through that experience, I would get closer to her and I’d understand her,” Larson said.

Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel releases in India on 8 March 2019 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.