Brie Larson In Talks To Play CAPTAIN MARVEL
Here's some cool news: according to Variety, actress Brie Larson (who won a Best Actress Oscar for Room earlier this year) is in talks with Marvel Studios to play the title role in their first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel.
This is obviously an incredibly high-profile role, and fans have had high hopes for a bunch of different actresses to land the part, including Ronda Rousey, Rebecca Ferguson, and Emily Blunt. While no deal is done yet, Variety's sources tell them Larson is the studio's number one choice and she's "leaning toward playing the part."
Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay, which tells the story of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with an alien's during an accident and gives her the powers of strength, energy projection, and flight. Kevin Feige is producing the movie, which has a July 6, 2018 release date but no director officially lined up. (Though it looks like Emily Carmichael might score that coveted job.)
What do you think about Larson possibly playing Captain Marvel? My first thought is she's a terrific actress but may not have enough of a physical presence to pull off the action that's surely to be required, but we're about to see her in both Ben Wheatley's shoot-em-up Free Fire and Jordan Vogt-Roberts' adventure film Kong: Skull Island, where I'm guessing she'll put that doubt to rest.