After breaking away from the pack to focus their energy on D23 Expo, Marvel Studios is back in action at San Diego Comic-Con with some big announcements. One of which is that Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson has been confirmed to play the titular role in the upcoming Captain Marvel film, slated to release March 8, 2019.
Rumored to be the frontrunner in conversation for the part, Larson was brought on stage for the reveal after they announced the full cast of Black Panther, a new trailer for Doctor Strange was presented, and additional clips debuted from Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Aside from Brie Larson’s casting, Captain Marvel still has no director attached to the project. However, writers Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman have already teamed up to finish the screenplay. While no other details were confirmed, the official logo was also revealed.
Now with so many pieces in place, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is filling out nicely. Here is the official slate of what’s to come:
- Captain America: Civil War – Now in theaters
- Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017;
- Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
- Black Panther – February 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018
- Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018
- Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War Part 2– May 3, 2019
- Untitled Marvel Movie – July 12, 2019
- Untitled Marvel Movie – May 1, July 10
- Untitled Marvel Movie – November 6 in 2020.
Captain Marvel will be the first female superhero at the forefront of the MCU since the studio has yet to lay claim to a solo Black Widow flick. As Carol Danvers, Brie Larson will have some big shoes to fill, and hopefully she’ll ensure this isn’t a boys only club. She definitely has the acting chops for drama after her incredible performances in Short Term 12 and her Oscar-winning performance in Room. And she is no stranger to the fanboy/girl world since she played the scene stealing Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Next year’s Kong: Skull Island will be audience’s first look at the actress in a big budget action blockbuster. We believe in you Brie!
She’s the captain now.
Aye aye Captain!
Source: Marvel Entertainment