Brie Larson to Play “Captain Marvel”?
Variety is reporting that Academy Award winner Brie Larson is the frontrunner for the role of Carol Danvers, aka, Captain Marvel. With the recent casting of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, it appears that only Oscar winners are considered for these sorts of roles nowadays.
Sources tell Variety Larson is in early talks to play Captain Marvel, one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes, in an upcoming standalone film. It’s unknown where negotiations stand, but sources have told Variety that Larson is their first choice, and that she’s leaning toward playing the part.
Marvel had no comment on the story.
No director is currently on board. Marvel, however, had always planned to have an actress lined up early, with the idea of possibly introducing her in one of its upcoming films before its “Captain Marvel” movie bows.
Inside Out scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script, which follows Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project and flight.