Brie Larson, the actress that won the latest Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Room, is expected to land the role of Captain Marvel.
The actress is reported as being in early talks to play Captain Marvel, according to Variety.
Captain Marvel is one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, and would help boost Larson’s career to even greater heights. The report says that negotiations are still ongoing, but Larson is leaning towards playing the famous superhero.
Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman (Inside Out), are writing the script. Captain Marvel’s DNA is fused with that of an alien’s, during an accident while she’s serving as an air force pilot. This results in Carol Danvers alteration into Captain Marvel, capable of super strength, energy projection and flight.
Producer Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios is attached, but no word on a director for the project at this time.
Larson is set to feature in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, an action adventure focused on King Kong’s origins, and is currently filming The Glass Castle.
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