Rumor has been floating around for a while now that Brie Larson was Marvel’s leading choice to play Captain Marvel. This news was met with a ton of excitement due to 1) Larson being a phenomenal, Oscar-winning actress, and 2) Marvel FINALLY creating a female-led superhero movie. Tonight at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel gave us the good news: Brie Larson has indeed signed on to play Captain Marvel in her own movie.
The film will more than likely find Larson playing the current iteration of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers. Danvers is currently a major player in the Marvel Comics event “Civil War II” (unrelated to Captain America: Civil War).
Seeing as the movie won’t come out until 2019, we have no idea as to any sort of potential plot, only that the script is being written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy). Still, with an amazing leading woman in Larson and the incredibly talented writing duo of LeFauve and Perlman, we are confident Captain Marvel will be a great film.
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— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016