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Brie Larson is CAPTAIN MARVEL, Rihanna is Marion Crane in BATES MOTEL [SDCC 2016]

Brie Larson Captain Marvel Carol Danvers

Brie Larson is Captain Marvel, Rihanna is Marion Crane

Brie Larson has been cast as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rihanna has been cast as Marion Crane in Bates Motel, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Psycho. It has been speculated for months that Brie Larson was the front runner for the role of Captain Marvel. Marvel confirmed that Brie has secured the role at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International. Captain Marvel will be released on March 8, 2019. Captain Marvel may, however, debut earlier than 2019. There are a number of Marvel films coming out between now and and 2019, including: Avengers: Infinity War – Part IAvengers: Infinity War – Part II, Black Panther, and Thor: Ragnarok. Captain Marvel could cameo in any of those films like Spider-Man did in Captain America: Civil War.

Captain Marvel’s bio and her powers:

The character debuted in the title Marvel Super-Heroes as an officer in the United States Air Force and Security Chief of a restricted military base, where Danvers meets Dr. Walter Lawson, the human alias of alien Kree hero Captain Marvel. In a later story, Danvers is caught in the explosion of a Kree device, after trying to get close to Captain Marvel. Although Captain Marvel manages to save her life, Danvers sustains serious injuries.

Carol Danvers initially possessed superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, physical durability, a limited precognitive “sixth sense”, and a perfectly amalgamated human/Kree physiology that rendered her resistant to most toxins and poisons. As Binary, the character could tap the energy of a “white hole”, allowing full control and manipulation of stellar energies, and therefore control over heat, the electromagnetic spectrum and gravity. Light speed travel and the ability to survive in the vacuum of space were also possible.  Although the link to the white hole was eventually severed, Danvers retains her Binary powers on a smaller scale, enabling her to both absorb energy and project it in photonic form. She can still also survive in space. While she lacks a constant source of energy to maintain the abilities at their previous cosmic level, she can temporarily assume her Binary form if empowered with a high enough infusion of energy.  Danvers possesses superhuman strength and durability, can fly at roughly six times the speed of sound, retains her sixth sense, and can discharge explosive blasts of radiant energy, which she fires from her fingertips. She also demonstrates the ability to absorb other forms of energy, such as electricity, to further magnify her strength and energy projection, up to the force of an exploding nuclear weapon.

Regarding Rihanna playing Marion Crane in Bates Motel, the famous horror character meets her gruesome end at the hands of Norm Bates’ mother. As this is the final season for the series, getting someone of Rihanna’s stature to play such a pivotal role speaks to the quality of A&E TV series.



Rihanna joins Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel. Season 5 of Bates Motel will premiere in 2017.

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