Well this could be one of the most unexpected Marvel casting calls to-date – sources close of Hollywood are claiming that Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson has been cast as Captain Marvel.
The question of who would take on the famous superhero has been rife since Marvel’s Studio’s head-honcho Kevin Feige announced the project last year during a press conference – the film would be a part of Marvel‘s phase four plan for it’s cinematic universe.
Many have speculated as to who would take on the role, with Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence always widely tipped as the favourite since it was announced the superhero would be one of the female characters portrayed in the comics.
However, it now seems almost certain that Brie Larson, who won this years Best Actress Oscar for The Room, will be confirmed by Marvel as their choice for the role of Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel).
Though no official statement has been released by either Marvel or Larson herself, IMDb has added the Trainwreck star to the official casting page – this only tends to occur when an agreement has been made and is usually pretty accurate.
Like fellow Marvel characters Black Panther and Spider-Man, Captain Marvel will appear in a supporting role before being seen in her own solo film – this was confirmed by mistake a couple of weeks back when Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo let slip that Captain Marvel would feature in one or both of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity Wars blockbusters.
There’s been a great deal of interest from some of Hollywood‘s biggest names for the part, with Emily Blunt, Jennifer Lawrence, Ronda Rousey and Katheryn Winnick all expressing their interest at some point – not surprising considering Captain Marvel is Marvel‘s answer to Superman/Supergirl.
We’ll have to wait a while yet before we can see Captain Marvel in action as she’ll make her solo screen debut on 8 March 2019.