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CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019): Brie Larson Reportedly In Lead To Play Superhero

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Brie Larson said to be in talks to play Captain Marvel. The Academy Award-winning Room and 21 Jump Street actress is reportedly the frontrunner to portray the Marvel character on the big screen.

According to Variety, Larson is in early talks to play the role of Carol Danvers, the real identity of Captain Marvel, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the character will feature in her own film in 2019, some sources claim that Captain Marvel will appear as early as 2018, in the first half of Avengers: Infinity War.

If Larson does get the role, it will not be the first time she has played a character from a comic book. Back in 2010, she portrayed Envy Adams in Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs the World:

In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s “Marvel Super-Heroes” #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed  into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.

Little is known regarding Marvel’s specific plans for Captain Marvel outside of the fact that the film will feature the Danvers version of the character. It was confirmed last year that a Captain Marvel cameo was, at one point, part of the script for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained that the decision was ultimately made not to rush her appearance

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Reggie Peralta

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