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:
Call me Captain Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IgqRIb9ijM
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016
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.