While we’ve been waiting for a while for exact confirmation of who will be playing Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie, strong rumours have been circulating for some time. As it turns out, the final reveal didn’t really leave us with any big surprises, but considering that it was always a rumour that we were hoping to be true, we really don’t mind. Yes, it has been officially confirmed that none other than Brie Larson will be taking on the role of Captain Marvel.
Having confirmed the news herself via Twitter, the actress (who deservedly shot to fame for her role in Room) will take on the lead role in what is amazingly Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted movie. No other details – such as a supporting cast or director – have been announced yet, but with Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve having been at work on the script, it’s only a matter of time.
In truth, it’ll be intriguing, as there are plenty of directions in which the film can go. In the comics, Carol Danvers is a US Air Force pilot who gains superhuman abilities after being caught up in the explosion of a Kree device (the same species as Ronan in Guardians Of The Galaxy). For most of her comic-book life she has gone by the moniker ‘Ms Marvel’ (occasionally taking up the monikers of ‘Warbird’ and ‘Binary’ in between), before recently taking up the Captain Marvel mantle – a title she looks to be keeping.
Above all else, Larson is an excellent actress, and with another big role on the horizon via Kong: Skull Island, it looks like the next few years will be pretty huge for her.
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