The time has finally come for fellow Marvel fans. We may now have a face to go with one of our favorite super heroines, Captain Marvel. It has been reported that Brie Larson is in early talks to play the lead role. Though Marvel has made no comment, sources say that Larson is their first choice and that she has stated interest in playing the role.
Although Captain Marvel is still without a director, Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of The Galaxy), are currently working on the script for her solo film. Marvel has always planned to have an actress lined up in case of an earlier appearance in a film such as the anticipated Avengers: Infinity War Part I.
Brie Larson's Acting Career
Before graduating middle school, Larson starred in Disney Channel's Right on Track, and WB's Raising Dad. She later went on to star with Dexter's Michael C. Hall in The Trouble With Bliss. Let's not forget her role as rock star "Envy Adams" in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
As more years went by, she went on to be cast in big budget films such as: The Spectacular Now, 21 Jump Street, Trainwreck, and even winning an Oscar for her lead role in Room.
As far as I can tell, she's had a very successful acting career. The good news is, it's only going to get better for her as time goes on, seeing that everything she's been cast in, has been successful. Considering her acting career, now I ask you:
Does Brie Larson Have What It Takes?
I believe she does and I'll tell you why: Larson won an Oscar for her performance in Room at a young age, which is a very honorable achievement. Larson also has the physical demeanor and she's a very attractive woman. The only thing I'm cautious about, is her age. The actress is 27 and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel was a high ranking officer in the United States Air Force, which requires quite a few years under her belt. Marvel Studios will also take her Oscar into consideration, due to all the high-profile actors/actresses that are currently cast.
But I definitely think she can pull it off if Marvel Studios play their cards right. Her work in Room was phenomenal and no doubt she's wanting to get her name out there even more by taking on other high-profile projects such as Captain Marvel and her upcoming role in Kong: Skull Island.
It seems that Captain America himself, is supporting Brie Larson as the front runner for the role. At Wizard World Philadelphia, Chris Evans stated:
I just heard about that. I really hope that happens! I love Brie Larson. We did a movie together back in '09, Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I cannot say enough about Brie Larson. I think she's phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.
There is no telling how the other MCU cast members think of Larson, but the statement Evans gave, says a lot.
Who is Captain Marvel?
Throughout the comics, there have been many different people to have the title: Captain Marvel. Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, stated that they are using Carol Danvers for the MCU. According to the comics, Danvers was a United States Air Force pilot, who then gets into an accident, which cause her DNA to fuse with the Kree alien race. She then gains superhuman abilities, ranging from super speed, strength, flight and more.
Being cast as Captain Marvel would be an outstanding leap of faith, considering her previous movie roles. Because of how big the MCU is, landing the role would mean making a huge commitment, not just for her, but for anyone else that dawns the costume.
With, or without Larson, Captain Marvel will be fantastic. I honestly hope that Brie Larson gets the part. I don't know much about Captain Marvel in the comics, other than her previous alias, Ms. Marvel, so I am excited to see a character I'm not familiar with. When Guardians of The Galaxy premiered in 2014, I was familiar with the cast, but not with the characters and I was positively blown away. Having a new female superhero is important in today's pop-culture. More and more kids are getting into the superhero genre and we only have Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and Wonder Woman. Females need role models as well, and it's going to be good to see MCU's first female lead in her own, feature length film.