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Marvel have a ‘clear favourite’ for the Captain Marvel role… is casting close?

June 2nd, 2016 by Marc Comments


After months of speculation and Kevin Feige saying we’d have our Captain Marvel around the summer time, it looks like it’s getting pretty close as Marvel close in on an actress to fill the role…

Variety are reporting that Oscar winning actress Brie Larson is in early talks for the role and she is Marvel’s clear choice for the part.

No director is currently on board. Marvel, however, had always planned to have an actress lined up early, with the idea of possibly introducing her in one of its upcoming films before its ‘Captain Marvel’ movie bows.

‘Inside Out’ scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script, which follows Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project and flight.

The actress gained great acclaim for her role in the movie Room and, while many feel she’s a little young for the role, we think she’s a great choice as Marvel continue to impress with the quality of acting talent they target for their movies.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….