Oscar winning actress Brie Larson is in negotiations with Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Entertainment to play Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s looking like Larson will sign a contract for a stand-alone film soon.
According to Variety, Larson, who won Best Actress in the Academy Awards in February, is the studio’s first choice for the superhero alter ego of Carol Danvers as they had been impressed with her performances in “Room,” “Trainwreck,” “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” and “21 Jump Street,” which prove that she is versatile and quite capable of doing justice to different roles.
Her interactions with Amy Schumer in “Trainwreck” are especially regarded by critics as one of the highlights of the foul-mouthed feminist comedy movie. Her role in “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” has earned the “Short Term 12” massive nerd points, showing that she can be a badass, Movie Pilot reported.
It will be the first time Captain Marvel, one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, will be shown in a live-action adaptation of the comic book universe. The movie will allegedly focus on an origin story for the superhero.
“Captain Marvel” will likely benefit from an onslaught of female-centric superhero movies in the coming years, with Gal Gadot starring in DC’s first live-action female superhero film “Wonder Woman” and Marvel giving co-lead billing status to Evangeline Lily in the upcoming “Ant-man” sequel “Ant-man and the Wasp.”
Larson has been busy working on the upcoming films “Kong: Skull Island” and “Glass Castle.” She will also be seen on “Free Fire” with Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley.
“Captain Marvel” has been written by screenwriters Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, with Marvel President Kevin Feige attached to the billing as an executive producer. No director has signed on to the movie. It will be released on March 8, 2019.