Brie Larson Confirmed to Play Captain Marvel

Mere weeks after Variety first reported that Brie Larson was the frontrunner to play superhero Captain Marvel, the company made the casting official at San Diego Comic Con.

And she is now on board to fight alongside her fellow heroes, Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers as Carol Danvers.

Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers was first known to comic book fans as Mrs Marvel, before the assuming the Captain Marvel mantle in 2012 in an ongoing series written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. "Captain Marvel has gone by many names in the comics, has had many people who've inhabited that costume and used that power base".

Welcome to the MCU, Brie Larson!

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Marvel Studios made the announcement on Saturday at Comic-Con. Larson tweeted a picture of herself wearing a Marvel Studios hat with the caption, "Call me Captain Marvel". It is likely that she will have a cameo in an upcoming Marvel movie, though, before the solo movie comes out, if Marvel continues on in the way they have previously introduced new characters in movies. Next up for her are Kong: Skull Island, starring another Marvel favorite, Tom Hiddleston, Free Fire from Ben Wheatley. She has also been one of those actresses who have successfully transitioned from one character to another.

Feige then explained that Larson had all the attributes and now the prestige of an Academy Award for her role in "Room" that ensured she could meet the bar set by the studios.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for release in March of 2019. She has also recently appeared in the comedy Trainwreck and the critically acclaimed art house film Short Term 12.

Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are scripting Captain Marvel, which does not yet have a director attached.

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