Brie Larson in Rodarte at the LA ‘Captain Marvel’ premiere: gorgeous or boring?

The world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,”

Here are some photos from last night’s LA premiere of Captain Marvel, a film which is so big now that even my mom asked me to explain the plot (“I think it’s about aliens and memory loss,” I said). Brie Larson has her own superhero franchise and she doing this the only way she knows how: with a firm and feminine hand. Personally, I don’t think Brie ever cared that much about fashion, which might explain the ill-fitting Valentino mess at the London premiere. For the LA premiere, Brie chose a Rodarte gown with a very flattering cut. But I’m still not really on-board with this beige-y neutral dress. It should have been another color. This looks like one of those pale pastel J. Mendel gowns that Taylor Swift used to wear.

Marvel Studios's 'Captain Marvel' World Premiere

Film Premiere Captain Marvel

Brie’s costar Gemma Chan wore Ralph & Russo trousers and a blouse with some kind of train. When is Gemma getting HER superhero movie huh??

The world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,”

Lashana Lynch wore Jovani. This is really pretty.

Film Premiere Captain Marvel

And finally, some Samuel L. Jackson. Where’s his purple?!?

The world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,”

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Pretty. All of them pretty

  2. Lucy2 says:

    I love Brie and Lashana’s gowns, just wish they weren’t so sheer.
    Gemma really can wear anything and look cool.

  3. Maya says:

    Gorgeous all three ladies.

  4. grabbyhands says:

    I love her gown (and earrings!) but I agree – needs to be a different color – the beige washes her out.

  5. Sojaschnitzel says:

    Wow. To all of them.

  6. Elkie says:

    She looks especially gorgeous if you imagine every bead and rhinestone to be the crystalline teardrop of a wailing incel who’s been personally wounded by the casting of a woman as a superhero lead.

  7. C-Shell says:

    I love it! The cut is lovely, and I think the beigy color flatters her blonde hair. Brie’s styling is almost perfect (those earrings!!!), I think just a little more color on her lips would help, but I’m not that picky. It’s all so well pulled together. Gemma Chan just knocks it out of the park, time after time. I love everything about her look, especially the shoes that seem to be reflecting the colors of her trousers. Yummy. Lashana’s dress is lovely, but that’s one I’d say is too safe. SLJ is just sublime.

  8. Lolly says:

    The dress is gorgeous, but SHE is boring. I never got the hype with Brie, and most of the time you can tell she’s not comfortable with herself, which makes all her outfits look like they’re wearing her.

    • Dessi says:

      Katie Sackhoff was robbed. They went with Brie because she was the It girl at that time coming off her Oscar win, but it should’ve gone to an older actress. The guys were all 30+ or older when they got cast with the exception of Taylor-Johnsson, but the women, excluding Paltrow – who’s not an Avenger – have to be in their mid-20s cuz ageism.

      • Moco says:

        Wow, was Katee Sackoff considered? I’ve never heard that before. She would have been AMAZING.

      • Dessi says:

        She said that she had meetings with Marvel, but she didn’t know if they were for Captain Marvel specifically. But at the very least she would’ve been more age appropriate. Her whole Starbuck routine is Carol Danvers material. Can’t say I find Brie too exciting.

      • Erinn says:

        I find Katie tends to look older than she is, though. And it’s not like Brie is only 24… she’s 29, 30 this fall. Yeah there’s a 9 year age gap between them, but Katie is pretty big among nerdy dudes. I don’t think it would have been a flop having her in her late 30s.

      • Dessi says:

        @Erinn: She’s 29 now, but they cast her when she was 26, in Summer 2016.

      • Kendra says:

        Katie was fan promoted option not Marvel’s consideration. And Tom Holland is very young (and he didn’t have to be, many wanted adult Spider-Man). It makes sense to cast someone who is young for a change so younger people indentify with the character more, this movie is expecially meant for young girls like Spider-Man was for young boys.

      • Dessi says:

        @Kendra: So what? A woman in her 30s can’t inspire little girls? Not to mention that older versions of Spider Man had no problem inspiring young boys even though those two examples are not even remotely the same considering what’s the median age for women in the MCU.

    • SK says:

      I agree. I know I should find her stunning, especially here (the earrings and dress are gorgeous) but I find Brie to always be a charisma vacuum. The colour of her hair is very unflattering too.

      Gemma looks amazing

  9. Lisa says:

    I think Brie looks very pretty. The styling works.

  10. Eric says:

    Brie is very pretty.


  11. Becks1 says:

    I think Brie looks lovely, I just don’t like how the earrings are so matchy to the dress.

    Again I love Gemma. She is someone who wears clothes, they don’t wear her. I love someone who takes risks on the red carpet and has those risks pay off.

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  13. Incognito says:

    The women all look gorgeous. I don’t mind the beige color at all. The blue dress felt like it was a theme referencing Captain Marvel’s costume. I feel like they are referencing the Captain Marvel Star symbol on her costume with the stars on the dress and earrings. I love it.

    SLJ looks great.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Absolutely Carol cosplay with the stars. I fracking love it. And I think Brie is a superhero onscreen and off. (No disrespect to Katee. We need MORE female action heroes. I agree that her Starbuck was definitely a Carol Danvers type. Maybe we can get Katee in the MCU somewhere else. I’m still looking for my Jennifer Walters).

  14. PlayItAgain says:

    Brie looks lovely. Love her dress! And the matching earrings!

  15. Jess says:

    They all look great but Gemma’s outfit is next-level stunning!

  16. asdfa says:

    I think Brie looks AMAZING.

  17. Jegede says:


    Brie just does not suit the sexy goddess look she aims for on the red carpets IMO.

    She tends to look awkward or off. Her Oscar red carpet leg posing was cringeworthy.😆


  18. Who ARE These People? says:

    Their clothes are lovely, but something always bothers me about Larson’s colours … her hair and makeup never seem to bring out her natural skin tones. Would she snap more as a brunette and with more definition of her features?

  19. Mia4s says:

    I like it, but would have loved it in a rich colour. Gemma’s style continues to rule all.

    But…is Brie’s blonder hair for a role? I hope so, because I kind of hate it.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Yah, like I said above, she just doesn’t seem like a blonde, at least that light or cool a blonde.

  20. deezee says:

    They all look quite nice. Gemma’s outfit is amazing! I wish I could wear something like that.

  21. Throwaway1010 says:

    It’s funny that you mention Gemma having her own film. She really does have the it factor that Brie is lacking in my opinion. I’d much rather watch CM with her as the lead but baby steps I guess.

    That being said, I think Brie is a nice and talented person and there’s no f**king way I’d miss supporting a female led superhero movie!

  22. Chef Grace says:

    You had me at EARRINGS, Brie.
    The gown is stunning as well. Maybe a blue underneath with the sparkly star overlay.

  23. Hikaru says:

    The whole icy snowflake Elsa vibe seems a bit odd for a spring time premiere, no?

    • Prairiegirl says:

      Nope. Those aren’t snowflakes, they’re stars to mirror the insignia on Captain Marvel’s costume/uniform. There aren’t tons of colour options left over for the dress, given that the character’s various uniforms incorporate teal, silver, red, blue, and gold. Maybe bottle green would’ve been better, given her skin tone.

  24. Xi Tang says:

    Lashana is reagal. I love this whole cast and can’t wait for friday

  25. Beatrix says:

    Just got the last pair of tickets for a mid-afternoon showing on Sunday. Was pleasantly surprised to find out this weekend is almost sold out completely at that specific theater in NYC with the exception of some truly late night/midnight showings. Yay! Hope it’s good!

    • Dessi says:

      There’s no reason it shouldn’t be sold out. The guys making a fuss are tiny, tiny – though very loud – minority.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Seeing it this Thursday night at a sold out show. Excited!

  26. Evil Owl says:

    Lashana Lynch is giving off major Issa Rae vibes here

  27. Dessi says:

    They are fine, but pretty underwhelming overall. The UK dresses were superior. Does anyone know where are they premiering it next or was it limited only to the UK and LA?

  28. ChillyWilly says:

    Those earrings!! 😍 Me want!

  29. Chloe says:

    I don’t mind the dress but it does nothing for her complexion when she has her hair that odd color. She should have more golden, caramel or red tones in there if she absolutely has to be blonde. I love Gemma’s outfit (hilariously, the colorful sparkly fabric of her pants matches the Ralph & Russo dress Taylor Swift wore to the post-Oscars parties).

  30. Case says:

    Stunning and wonderfully thematic. I love when celebs match their clothes to the theme of the event/film.

  31. Kaylove says:

    I always find my self excited to see what Gemma is wearing! Brie looks very pretty but I’m unsure of a the color..

  32. Kitty says:

    Brie Larson is just kinda ‘meh’ to me in general. I can’t ever seem to remember her face, every time I see a photo of her I think it’s someone I’ve never seen before. Really bland and generic looking. So yeah, these kinds of beige dresses does her no favors, she needs all the help and color she can get to stand out.

  33. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I think Brie looks fantastic. The pattern of the dress is spot on and the earrings are a perfect touch. I like Gemma’s look as well. She is clearly going the “interesting lines and pants” route for this promotional tour.

  34. TheOtherSam says:

    On anyone else that outfit that Gemma is wearing might be awkward, but she really elevates it. A one-shouldered pleated dust ruffle and iridescent plastic fringe 70s-style slacks would be a weird look, but she looks great in it, carries it wonderfully. Her makeup is perfect here.

    • A Fan says:

      I agree. The other person who I think could pull it off is Zendaya. They remind me of each other – looks and style.

  35. Pandy says:

    I’m loving everything Gemma Chan is wearing!

  36. The Voice says:

    Gemma Chan is just so beautiful and I love all her different looks. She can pull of athletic shoes with a suit or dress and sky high heels with a mini or slim skirt. Just gorgeous!

  37. Mar says:

    Did Brie get a nose job? Her face looks different lately?

  38. phlyfiremama says:

    They all look fabulous.

  39. Eve says:

    I remember Gemma Chan from the episode “The Blind Banker” from BBC’s Sherlock.

    Find her gorgeous but don’t like her outfit here.

  40. Lucy Kuryliw says:

    I don’t think you know what you are talking about when it comes to fashion. All those dresses are beautiful.

  41. Dee says:

    I adore Brie’s dress! She looks classic and feminine but also smart and strong, and ever so slightly witchy! Goddess dress!

  42. hunter says:

    Brie Larson is a perfectly nice and attractive woman, she is a very very good actress.

    But when I am scrolling from her averagely pleasant face and hit Gemma Chan’s there is no denying the beauty radiating from that woman.

    Problem with Brie is she doesn’t have the “it” factor. People may call SJP horsey but she can carry a room with her presence.

    • Snowflake says:

      Yes, I agree w you. When i look at Brie, all I feel is blah. It’s just like basic blonde generic. Attractive but nothing eye catching or that makes you go wow! At least for me anyway

  43. A Fan says:

    Gemma Chan is closing in on my favourite (Zendaya). Gorgeous and great style.

    [*Both of them.*]