What’s the next step after winning an Academy Award? Take on a superhero role, of course. At least 2 other female Oscar winners have done so: Jennifer Lawrence with Mystique, and Alicia Vikander who is set to play Lara Croft in the “Tomb Raider” reboot.
According to the latest Marvel news, Brie Larson is currently the frontrunner to play one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes – Carol Danvers a.k.a. Ms. Marvel a.k.a. Captain Marvel.
Although nothing is set in stone yet, sources have informed Variety that Larson is the studio’s first choice for the title role, and the Oscar winner is leaning towards playing the part. It is expected that Captain Marvel will make her debut appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe way before she leads her stand-alone movie.
Last month, “Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo let slip that Captain Marvel will be featured in “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” (to be re-titled) in 2018, 10 months before her own movie hits theatres in 2019. While we wait for Marvel to reveal more details on this subject, several fan artworks have surfaced online, giving us an idea of what the actress might look like in a modern Captain Marvel field outfit.
Rob Keyes notes that “Captain Marvel” will be the first entry in a new sub-franchise that tells the tale of an Earthly character who becomes a cosmic one. The female superhero first appeared in 1968’s “Marvel Super-Heroes #13” where she was a security chief in the United States Air Force.
After being exposed to Kree alien technology from an explosion, Carol Danvers was able to gain a set of powers (including super strength, energy project and the ability to fly into space) after her DNA was infused with a Kree alien.
It’ll definitely be interesting to see how she evolves into the super-powered Avenger we know and love from the comics.
Despite winning the Best Actress award for her role in “Room”, the 26-year-old beauty is still relatively an unknown quantity, which makes Larson the perfect candidate to don the superhero spandex.
Written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, “Captain Marvel” is expected to be released on 8th March 2019.