In the final moments of the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige assembled everyone for one last picture before calling it a night. As the filmmakers and casts of ‘Black Panther’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’ returned to the stage, the executive dropped one more massive announcement that brought out a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe family to join the picture in Hall H: Feige introduced Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.
Back in June, reports had surfaced stating that the Academy Award-winning actress known for her roles in ‘Short Term 12’, ‘Room’, and ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ had entered talks to play Carol Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This news came after many actresses including Emily Blunt, Natalie Dormer, Ronda Rousey, and Katee Sackhoff were rumored to be in the running for the role. But now it seems that those talks were fruitful as Larson will now play the badass former pilot in United States Air Force that gained superpowers after her genes fused with those of a Kree.
Though no director has been announced yet, we do know that ‘Captain Marvel’ is currently being written by Meg Lefauve (‘Inside Out,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur’) and Nicole Perlman (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’). It is also set to blast off into theaters on March 8, 2019. Now that we have our star, more information is likely to start rolling out sooner rather than later.
What do you think about Brie Larson starring in ‘Captain Marvel’? Do you think that she will make an excellent Carol Danvers? And with the casting announcement made this early, do you think that the leader of the Carol Corps will appear in another Marvel Studios project somewhere down the line ahead of her solo film (like ‘Avengers: Infinity War’)? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.