Kevin Feige Discusses the Casting of Brie Larson as CAPTAIN MARVEL
Marvel’s epic Hall H Comic-Con panel ended with the official announcement of Brie Larson being cast as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel. I think this is inspired casting and that Larson is going to be awesome in the role. She’s not only got the look, but she’s also got the talent.
A lot of actresses were up for the role, and it could have been anyone, but this being the first female-driven Marvel movie, they needed someone who could give us the best version of the character possible. When talking about casting Brie in the role during an interview with ComicBook.com Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege said:
"The first casting choice as our own studio was Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. We set a bar that was very very high. Every time we bring somebody, whether or not it's a co-starring role, certainly if it's a starring role, we need to match that bar if it's even possible. With Carol Danvers, with our first title female super hero in Captain Marvel we could do no less than that."
Feige went on to talk about how lucky they are to have the talented Academy Award winner on board with the project:
"The fact that Brie, even after she won her big Academy Award, was interested in coming in and talking to us about the character, really fell in love with this character, really fell in love with the notion of being a symbol that can inspire everyone... We were very lucky. We were very lucky that she agreed to come on board and agreed to come out tonight at the end of the panel."
I can’t wait to see how Larson brings this character to life on the big screen and what Marvel has planned for her in the MCU. Captain Marvel is set for release July 6, 2018.