Though this excellent casting not been a well kept secret, Oscar-winner Brie Larson is now officially set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers, better known as Captain Marvel.
The announcement came towards the conclusion of the Marvel Studios presentation at Comic Con, where Brie joined studio President Kevin Feige and her future fellow big screen MCU superheroes on the Hall H stage. She was already set to appear at Comic Con to promote Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island.
She also shared the great news via Twitter.
Call me Captain Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IgqRIb9ijM
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016
Captain Marvel is the first film for the studio with a female lead. No director has been set yet. Though the film is still a few years away, we can safely assume Larson will make her first appearance in a another Marvel film much the way Spider-Man and Black Panther showed up in Captain America: Civil War. Given the character’s interstellar ties, a part in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a good bet.
Captain Marvel is scheduled for release on March 8, 2019.
Source: Brie Larson Twitter