Ever since it was announced that Captain Marvel would be Marvel Studio‘s first female led film, fans have been anxiously awaiting the casting of Carol Danvers. The Air Force captain whose DNA is fused with that of the Kree species of alien, Danvers is imbued with the powers of flight, super strength, and energy projection. Fans enjoyed Kelly Sue Deconnick’s latest run of comics, and everyone from Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt to Ronda Roussey have been mentioned with regards to the role, but it looks like Marvel may have found a different leading lady.
According to Variety, Oscar winner Brie Larson is in early negotiations to take on the starring role. Marvel has yet to officially comment, but Larson would be a pretty solid choice to take on the Captain’s mantle. No director is attached to the project yet, but The Hollywood Reporter claims that Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland, USA) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) are two filmmakers who are being considered. While a female director is reportedly not a requirement, that would be an excellent step for Marvel, especially considering the production behind Wonder Woman. Whether or not they nab a female director, Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nichole Perlman and Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve are already on board to pen the script, so Captain Marvel is sure to be a blend of snark and heart.
While Captain Marvel isn’t set to touch down in theaters until March 8, 2019, Carol Danvers is rumored to make her debut in Avengers: Infinity War Part One in 2018.