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SDCC 2016: Brie Larson confirmed as Captain Marvel

July 24th, 2016 by Phil Robinson Comments

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It’s the casting news we were all hoping for, but one of the many major Marvel news stories coming out of Hall H at Comic-Con was that we now have our Captain Marvel; and it’s Brie Larson.

Many fans had been speculating the Room star for the role for quite some time – with a dream casting shortlist that also included the likes of Emily Blunt – but the news is now official.

You’ve gotta love Comic-Con.

After she was in attendance at the event to promote the trailer for Kong: Skull Island, she popped along to the packed Marvel panel to announce that she will indeed be playing Carol Danvers in the studio’s first female-fronted flick, due out in 2019.

Larson confirmed the news to us unlucky enough to not be in attendance with this Tweet:

Captain Marvel has been written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), and is currently set to land in cinemas on the 8th March 2019.

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