Marvel, with a few arguable exceptions, has yet to disappoint in their cinematic universe. From Iron Man all the way down to Hawkeye, the majority of the characters in this Universe are male. While different iterations of these characters have been male and female in the comics, there has not been enough variation in the live action films as of yet. As Marvel has announced, Captain Marvel will be a female lead film, and with the latest rumor of Brie Larson in talks, here are my thoughts as to why this is one of the best rumors I have heard all week.
Having won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal as the caring Ma in 2015's critically loved "Room," Brie Larson will definitely have quite a few heads turn toward her in the come months/years. Big studios will now be giving her more of a shot in Hollywood pictures, other than smaller roles, such as the love interest of Jonah Hill in the blockbuster comedy "21 Jump Street." Having said that, that film suggests that she not only can helm the dramatic heft of a film, but that she can deliver some pretty good comedy as well. That is what the Marvel films are known for, aside from their superhero action.
Appearing in smaller roles and winning an Oscar in a leading role is a much more trusting factor, rather than casting someone who has not proven their worth as of yet.; Namely, Gal Gadot as the upcoming "Wonder Woman." Marvel has recently been known for taking risks on big properties such as "Guardians of the Galaxy" or "Ant-Man," both of which are successful, but that is also due to the fact that the characters were unique and the cast was terrific in their roles. Gal Gadot has yet to show us her talents and it has been decades since a live action appearance of Wonder Woman.
Her appearance as Envy Adams in the now cult film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" has shown a bit of her badass side, and also shows that she is able to adapt to pretty much any role (comedy, drama, or comic book action) as this point. Brie Larson should not just be auditioned for the role of Captain Marvel, but be highly considered. Now, I am not saying that there is absolutely not a better choice somewhere out there, but take a look at this photo below and compare it to the photo above, and tell me you can't at least consider her for the role. I believe she should be given a fair shot at this. Brie Larson would perform emotionally and physically to this role. What do you think?