Oscar winner Brie Larson will become the first female Marvel title character when she stars in Captain Marvel, which will arrive in theaters March 8, 2019. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige officially announced Larson as the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the end of Marvel’s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
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Larson, who starred in last year’s critically-acclaimed Room, will play Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in a role she was heavily rumored to be the front-runner for.
EW reports that the character almost made an appearance in a tag scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel didn’t have an actress cast in the role just yet. With several Marvel films lined up before her film hits theaters in 2019, we can be sure to see her in a cameo soon enough.