One of the most hotly anticipated announcement at this year's San Diego Comic Con, especially among the Carol Corps, was of the actress who would bring Carol Danvers, their beloved comic book character to life. Marvel Studios did not disappoint and confirmed a long-standing rumour: that Brie Larson was tapped to play Captain Marvel in her upcoming solo film.
The actress posted a photo of her after the panel, donning a Marvel hat and captioning it with "call me Captain Marvel".
Call me Captain Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IgqRIb9ijM— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016
Larson will first appear as Carol Danvers in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War before starring in her own film, scheduled to be released on March 8, 2019. It will be written by Nicole Perlman (famous for Guardians Of The Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (who penned Inside Out). A director has yet to be announced or any plot points discussed.
Most recently, Larson starred in the critically acclaimed Room and has also been in Short Term 12, and 21 Jump Street. The rumours about her being cast as Captain Marvel have been around since about June, and it's nice to finally see them confirmed -- especially since Captain America himself (Chris Evans) endorsed Larson for the role in an interview in June, saying:
I really hope that happens. I love Brie Larson. We did a movie together back in ‘09, we did Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I cannot say enough about Brie Larson. I think she is phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.
Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, was created in 1968 and was known by the superhero name Ms. Marvel until she inherited the Captain Marvel mantel in 2012. Her books are incredibly popular and inspired a group of devoted fans, known as the Carol Corps. The whole series, from 2012 on, is a great read and should help ease the aggravating wait for 2019.
Studio head Kevin Feige said that this version of Danvers will be similar to the one seen in the comics, a character who "straddle[s] two worlds. Her origins are very much Earthbound, but her adventures and power base come from the cosmic realm."
In other Captain Marvel news, the studio also unveiled the official logo for the film:
What do you think? Is the casting confirmation what you were hoping to hear? What are your thoughts on the new logo?