Brie Larson is 'Captain Marvel'

Among several exciting bits of news to come from Comic-Con, it was officially confirmed that Larson will play the role of Carol Danvers in the forthcoming Captain Marvel.

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.

Debuting in 1968 as a human companion to the original Captain Marvel (the space alien Mar-Vell, pronounced the same way), Air Force pilot Danvers is Marvel's sixth character to use that nom-de-superherosim name.

"Marvel's Captain Marvel" is expected to be released in North America on 8 March 2019, while "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is swinging into cinemas on 6 July 2017.

There have also been rumors that Brie Larson could land the gig and as it turns out, the rumors were right.

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Perhaps like any other day in the history of the star-studded affair, Saturday at San Diego's Comic-Con celebrated the heroine. And it looks like - assuming she signs up for Captain Marvel - Larson has many more blockbuster films ahead of her. If a Marvel family picture was going to be taken, he wanted to make sure that the newest addition was included. It was confirmed a year ago that a Captain Marvel cameo was, at one point, part of the script for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

She's also just done filming next summer's blockbuster, Kong: Skull Island. One of her biggest accomplishments is winning the best actress award at this year's Academy Awards.

Brie's credits include roles in "21 Jump Street" and "Trainwreck" where she was the straight woman to comedians such as Jonah Hill and Amy Schumer.

Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve are now working on the script. The film is being produced by Kevin Feige.

  • Carlos Nash