Marvel Studios will finally have a female lead superhero. Oscar-winner Brie Larson is coming to your screens as Captain Marvel. Brie Larson is better known for her roles in Short Term 12, 21 Jump Street and Room which gave her an Oscar.
This will be the first time that a woman will have the lead role in a Marvel Studios movie. The news was revealed on Saturday at Comic-con in San Diego. She later tweeted a photo of herself in a Marvel Studios cap in celebration of the awesome news. “Call me Captain Marvel,” she wrote.
Her previous roles have shown that she can hold her own with the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Pratt. She has what it takes to make a film fun and dramatic at the same time, exactly what is required of the upcoming Marvel movie.
As for the physical side of it all, Larson can obviously put it up altogether. She did put 15 pounds for Room and recently filmed Kong: Skull Island where she had to wrangle with the wild terrain of Vietnam and Australia as well as master the way to run away from a giant ape sprint. So, taking the role of Captain Marvel, a fighter pilot with an alien DNA won’t be that hard. Moreover, the character is a control freak that can fly and shoot beams out of her hands.
Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel is a character in a comic book that was created in 1968. Fast forward, she debuted as Ms. Marvel in the Marvel comics after her DNA was fused with that of an alien race known as Kree. She later on became Captain Marvel in 2012 and in 2014 the movie project by the same name was announced.
The character almost made an appearance at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, except there was no actress for the role.
There are more female leads in most superhero films nowadays and with Wonder Woman out next summer, we just can’t wait for this one. We might actually see her cameo in one of the Marvel films before her movie debuts on the big screen come March 2019.