After months of rumours, it has been confirmed that Oscar-winning ‘Room’ star Brie Larson will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the lead in Marvel’s first female-led superhero adventure ‘Captain Marvel.’ Disney and Marvel Studios announced the news during their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
Created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gene Colan, Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, is an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project and flight. Danvers has also been known as Binary, Warbird, and Ms. Marvel at various points in her history.
Nicole Perlman, who helped shape the script for James Gun’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and Meg LeFauve (‘Inside Out,’ ‘The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys’) are writing the script for ‘Captain Marvel,’ and of course, story details are under wraps.
Captain Marvel’s long awaited big screen adventure is pencilled in for a March 2019 release. There is currently no director attached to the film, however, the studio’s wish list is rumoured to include Jennifer Kent (‘The Babadook’). Emily Carmichael (‘Powerhouse’), Niki Caro (‘Whale Rider,’ ‘McFarland, USA’), and Elizabeth Wood (‘White Girl’).