Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson in early talks to play Captain Marvel

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Jun 1, 2016, 9:59 PM EDT

After Kevin Feige promised we’d get some casting news sometime this summer regarding Captain Marvel, we’re now finally hearing the first real rumblings on that front. And those rumblings are pretty cool.

According to Variety, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room) -- who will be making a splash in Kong: Skull Island alongside Thor's Tom Hiddleston next summer -- is in early talks to play the role of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, in the character’s solo movie. 

Although they're not sure where things currently stand in the negotiations, the site claims sources have told them Larson is currently Marvel's first choice for the role and that the actress is said to be leaning toward taking the Marvel-ous part.

There’s still no director attached to the Captain Marvel movie yet, but it’s highly likely the character will be introduced in an earlier Marvel movie -- most probably Avengers: Infinity War - Part I -- just as Spider-Man and Black Panther recently made their MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War, ahead of their solo movies. 

Captain Marvel will center on Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA gets fused with that of an alien during an accident, infusing with her with superhuman strength, speed, the power of energy projection and absorption, and flight. Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) are currently penning the script and the movie is slated for March 8, 2019.

The 26-year-old actress is certainly young enough to carry the role for multiple Marvel movies (actors usually sign contracts for six films), and she certainly has the acting chops needed for the part. But what do you think? Would Brie Larson make a perfect Captain Marvel?


(via Variety)