Brie Larson is Marvel's first leading female superhero

The movie is slated for release in March 2019

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Brie is Capt Marvel
Photo: BrieLarson/Instagram; Marvel

Marvel has announced that former ELLE cover girl Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel (also known as Carol Danvers), the first leading female superhero in the comic universe, in the film of the same name. Let the San Diego Comic Con-goers in Hall H show you how excited we feel.

"Let me clarify," said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. "Captain Marvel has gone by many names in the comics, has had many people who've inhabited that costume and used that power base. I want to make it very clear: This hero's name is Carol Danvers."

Carol was not always a superhero; she used to be human before she had her DNA fused with genes from an alien race called the Kree and became known as Ms Marvel. According to Entertainment Weekly, Ms Marvel was supposed to appear at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron but didn't because the studio didn't have an actress cast in the role at the time.

And finally, now we do! Captain Marvel is said to be released in cinemas in March 2019. In the meantime, catch Brie in the new trailer for Kong: Skull Island.

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