Brie Larson Named As Marvel’s First Ever Female-Led Superhero Movie Star

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Brie Larson

by Rebecca Cox |
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Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, 26, will play Captain Marvel (and her alter-ego Carol Danvers) in Marvel’s first ever female-led superhero movie.

Marvel’s announcement follows DC Comics’ upcoming Wonder Woman movie set for release next year starring Gal Gadot.

The Captain Marvel news was announced at Comic-Con with Room star Larson tweeting a picture of herself in a Marvel Studios hat captioned: “Call me Captain Marvel.”

She obviously received a positive reaction from fans following the news, later tweeting:

So far all that’s been announced is that Inside Out screenwriter Meg LeFauve and Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman will be writing the script, but further cast details or plot particulars are yet to be revealed.

Marvel’s biggest female superhero, Carol Danvers is an air force pilot who becomes Captain Marvel after her DNA gets mixed up with an alien in an accident and she develops super powers.

It’s thought Captain Marvel’s solo film will hit cinemas in 2019, but the newest strong female character may make cameos in other Marvel movies before then.

And just check out the kick-ass company of females Brie Larson joins at Marvel. Now this is a girl squad…

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