According to an exclusive Variety article, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson may very well be in the frontrunning to portray Captain Marvel on the big screen.
Unnamed sources have told Variety that Larson is in early talks to portray the female superhero, and that Larson is the first choice for the role. Marvel has made no comment, but the source also states that Larson is “leaning toward playing the part”. Previously Kathryn Winnick and Chloe Grace-Moretz had both been linked with the role.
There is currently no director attached to the project, but Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are helming the script, with Kevin Feige in charge of the film’s production. The reason for the absentee director is that Marvel wanted an actress attached to the project early, so that the possibility of featuring her in an upcoming film before Captain Marvel hits the screens could arise. Due to the schedule of Marvel’s upcoming projects, it seems fair to suggest this will most likely to be a cameo in Marvel’s upcoming 2017 hit, Black Panther.
Larson starred in the Oscar-nominated film Room last year, and is currently filming/in post-production with two films set for a 2017 release: The Glass Castle and Kong: Skull Island.
Watch Larson in a trailer for Room below.