Last month at San Diego Comic Con there was the long-awaited, but highly-anticipated revelation of who was going to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming film of the same name. As per much deduction by fans, the selection made by Marvel Studios was Brie Larson, the recently minted Best Actress Oscar-winner for the drama Room. For Larson there’s still more than a year left before she’ll have to suit up for Captain Marvel, which isn’t due in theaters until Spring 2019, so what is Larson going to do in the meantime? Well, there is such a thing as research, even for comic book movie roles, and Larson is establishing her nerd bona fides in advance.
Posted to the actress’ Instagram and Twitter feeds is an image that shows Larson deeply immersing herself in the lore and identity of Captain Marvel…
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) August 6, 2016
Frankly, Larson doesn’t have to convince us that she’s good enough for Captain Marvel by reading the comic book, her nerd credentials are already well established. She played Abed’s girlfriend Rachel on Community, she played Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and she also appears in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island. Like any comic book movie casting there were people not happy with Larson being chosen for Captain Marvel, but hopefully seeing the actress go “method” wearing a Carol Danvers’ styled sweater and doing her homework with a graphic novel will boost spirits.
Captain Marvel will be in theaters everywhere March 8, 2019, but Larson will likely appear much earlier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll keep you posted with any new developments.