Brie Larson is set to be a Marvelous new addition to the MCU.
[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]arvel’s presentation at San Diego Comic Con this weekend certainly didn’t disappoint, and as their panel drew to a close, they finished off proceedings by taking a big Marvel family photo with all of the famous faces gracing the stage.
But, as it turns out, there was one Marvel figure missing.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige invited Captain Marvel to the stage at the very last minute, and in doing so, announced Brie Larson has officially been cast as Captain Marvel in the MCU. The excitement was palpable.
Larson will play Carol Danvers, an air force pilot who gains superpowers when she encounters a member of the Kree alien race and gets exposed to their DNA. Becoming Captain Marvel, Danvers gains the abilities of flight, enhanced strength, speed and durability, and the power to shoot bursts of concussive energy from her hands.
Call me Captain Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IgqRIb9ijM
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016
A Captain Marvel standalone film is set for release in the spring of 2019, and rumours suggest the plan will be to first introduce Danvers to the Marvel ‘verse in the upcoming Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (due to hit theatres in 2018).
News made the rounds that Larson was in talks with the studio back in June, and quickly became tipped to be the front-runner for the role.
Chris Evans even gave his show of approval for his former Scott Pilgrim vs. the World co-star in a recent interview, where he expressed his hope that Larson would join the Marvel fold. And let’s face it, having Captain America on your side is always helpful.
Larson really does suit the role very well, and we’re excited to see what she’ll bring the MCU.
The Captain Marvel Standalone film is planned for release 8 March, 2019. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is due to hit the big screens 27 April, 2018.