Brie Larson will be Captain Marvel in the upcoming female superhero movie. The Oscar-winning star of “Room” has confirmed that she will play the hero of Marvel’s first standalone female superhero film.
Larson will play Carol Danvers, an air force pilot who has an accident resulting in her being fused with an alien species known as the Kree, giving her the powers of invulnerability and flight.
It is being written by “Inside Out’s” Meg LeFauve, and Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote “The Guardians of Galaxy” with its director, James Gunn.
Captain Marvel is set to be released in March 2019. In May, “Avengers” directors the Russo Brothers appeared to accidentally confirm that Danvers will make her debut in “Avengers: Infinity War”, which is scheduled for release in May 2018.
“Captain Marvel” was originally scheduled for a late 2018 release, but this slot has now been taken by the Ant-Man sequel, “Ant Man and the Wasp”. Wasp will be Marvel’s first female headline character, but Danvers will be the studio’s first standalone woman hero.
While it’s great that Captain Marvel is firmly on Marvel’s slate, it’s a real shame that Scarlett Johansson’s character Black Widow, so excellent in the Avengers and Captain America films, looks decreasingly likely to get a film of her own. Widow has struggled to get the presence that she deserves in Marvel’s toy lines, with fans (including Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk) demanding this be rectified.
Widow and Johansson have certainly been the trailblazers for Marvel’s female characters, so let’s hope that they are rewarded as the second wave come forward.
Cant wait to watch a female super hero on big screen!