Brie Larson in Early Talks to Play Captain Marvel

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Well it sure doesn’t take long for the brightest up and coming stars to be absorbed into the comic book movie machine these days. Just months after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Room, 26-year-old Brie Larson is reportedly Marvel’s top choice to star in their upcoming Captain Marvel movie. While that may sound like just wishful thinking on their part, it sounds like discussions are already underway and things are progressing nicely. The movie still doesn’t have a director yet, but with Larson on board, that should be easy to find. Hit the jump for more details.

According to Variety, Brie Larson is in early talks to play Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. The current status of the negotiations is unknown, but she is said to be Marvel’s top choice and she is “leaning toward playing the part.” The script is being written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and revolves around an air force pilot whose DNA merges with that of an alien during an accident, giving her super strength, energy projection and the ability to fly.

Larson is in high demand after her acclaimed performances in movies like Room, Short Term 12 and The Spectacular Now. She is already slated to appear in one major blockbuster with Kong: Skull Island and the next film we see her in will be Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. Clearly, she is free to pick and choose whatever she wants, but why would anyone turn down a Marvel movie in this day and age? Captain Marvel won’t hit theatres until March 8th, 2019. Do you think Brie Larson is a great choice to star?

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