SDCC 2016: Brie Larson Will Be Captain Marvel
By Muuka Muyumba
Oscar-winner Brie Larson has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. Just as Marvel Studios’ Hall H presentation was about to end, the casts of all of the films came out on stage for a group photo, and the new member of the team sprinted out on stage to raucous cheers. Many suspected we would get the announcement today since Larson was already at the Comic-Con promoting Kong: Skull Island.
Larson had long been in the running for the role with recent rumors being stronger than ever. Larson, of course, is a remarkable ‘get’ for Marvel as they not only scored an Oscar-winner, but one so young that she could carry the franchise for the next 20 years. Larson has a history with Disney as she had one of her first film appearances in a teen film Right on Track back in 2003, which was also one of the most watched original films.
Captain Marvel will be the studios’ first solo female franchise, for now, to kick off Phase 4. The oddity of the announcement is that Marvel, for once, is a bit behind-the-ball as DC Films was able to debut a full trailer for Wonder Woman, which hits theaters next year.
Captain Marvel is slated to premiere on March 8, 2019.