Brie Larson, a recent Oscar-winner for her role in Room, is currently in talks to portray Captain Marvel.
Larson is young, at 26, and has plenty of acting experience (Short Term 12, Room, 21 Jump Street). She is also very talented, and could lend a lot to a super-heroine role, especially as the lead.
Captain Marvel is getting her own title film in a few years, and will be the first Marvel film to feature a female lead. The movie is not scheduled to release until March of 2019, but the writers for the script have been announced. Both Nicole Perlman (co-writer for Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (co-writer for Inside Out) will be working on writing Captain Marvel. And with two such writers on board, the script is already set up for success.
Captain Marvel is actually the alter-ego of Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot. Her first appearance was in 1968 when she became allies with an alien known as Mar-Vell (he called himself Captain Marvel while on Earth). For quite some time after that, Danvers was known as Ms. Marvel. In 2012, she finally assumed the name Captain Marvel in honor of her original comrade.
Danvers’ abilities include enhanced strength, enhanced endurance, flight and energy projection. Due to her past experience with aliens and her “cosmic” style powers, she is often associated with Marvel heroes like Guardians of the Galaxy. In fact, many people are predicting that Captain Marvel will debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, especially since Larson is being singled out for the role so early. Marvel is known to premiere their characters before their solo movies – Black Panther showing up in Civil War is a perfect example of this.
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