Captain Marvel is one of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel comic books. The superhero will come to life on the big screen in 2019, and Marvel Studios may have found the person it wants to portray Carol Danvers.
Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson is the front-runner to play Captain Marvel, according to Variety. Sources told the outlet she’s the studio’s first choice and that she’s “leaning towards playing the part.”
Larson has made waves in the industry since taking home the Oscar as best actress this year for her role in “Room.” She’ll next appear in “Free Fire,” to be followed by “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Glass Castle” next year.
“Captain Marvel” will tell the story of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot. She gains the powers of strength, flight and endurance, as well as the ability to control energy after an accident that leads to her DNA being combined with alien DNA.
In an interview with Fandango, producer Kevin Feige said that more news about “Captain Marvel” would be coming sooner rather than later. No director has been confirmed for the film yet, but he teased that announcements could possibly come at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
“I think we’ll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer,” Feige said.
“Captain Marvel” will be Marvel’s first female-led film. Marvel Studios first had a female superhero as the main character in its “Jessica Jones” series on Netflix, which was released in November. Feige also told Fandango that Marvel has plans for more female-led movies in the future and that he’d like to see a stand-alone Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) vehicle.
“Captain Marvel” is expected to hit theaters March 8, 2019.