Possibly. According to multiple outlets, it looks like recent Academy Award winning actress, Brie Larson, might by gearing up to take on the role of Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. The report comes from a source close to Variety, but when they reached out to Marvel for a comment, Marvel had nothing to say regarding the matter. So, as of right now, it’s stuck in “rumor limbo,” but all signs are pointing that Larson will be Captain Marvel in the MCU.
This news falls in line with the announcement from Kevin Feige last month when he stated that Marvel would be announcing “a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with Larson, she’s been in movies such as 21 Jump Street and and the indie hit Short Term 12. It was for her work in the film The Room where she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Larson’s work in The Room is a great example of her acting ability. Now it’s up to the writers and directors to, hopefully, shape the film into something amazing. As of right now, no director has been named. And while the movie isn’t slated to come out until 2019, it’s completely possible that the character may make an early appearance (in fact, it’s almost expected). That will most likely come in the formerly titled Avengers: Infinity War Part One which is set to come out in 2018.
Captain Marvel is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). The release date is set for March 8, 2019.