Marvel has a new Captain onboard!
Brie Larson, the Oscar-winning Star of the 2015 drama/thriller Room, has been officially announced to take the mantle of Captain Marvel for Marvel Studios.
The titular character has taken many forms in the Marvel Comics Universe but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was quick to point out that the iteration that they are going for would be the Carol Danvers version.
Danvers has been a symbol of women empowerment and a feminist icon for many years ever since her creation in 1968. She went on to be known by many names and personas such as Binary, Warbird and Ms. Marvel, the female counterpart of the then male Captain Marvel. Danvers finally took the mantle of Captain Marvel in July 2012 and was highly regarded and praised in the role. IGN.com has ranked her at #11 in their “Top 50 Avengers” List.
The expectations of the on-screen adaptation of the heroine is definitely high but it is without a doubt that Larson is up to the task. She is definitely very gifted actress having won Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critic’s Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her performance in Room.
The actress took to twitter and posted the following the photo confirming the announcement.
Captain Marvel is expected to come to theatres in May 8 2019.