Marvel Studios made it official at Comic-Con on Saturday: Brie Larson will play Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.
The Captain Marvel movie is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019, Larson may make an appearance in the role in either (or both) of the Avengers: Infinity War movies.
Carol Danvers’ story begins with her as an Air Force pilot whose DNA gets melded with that of a Kree alien, giving her super strength and the ability to fly and project energy. Captain Marvel will be the MCU’s first solo superhero film with a female as the main character.
Other names that had been bounced around for the role included Emily Blunt, Katee Sackhoff, and Yvonne Strahovski.
Larson had the support of the MCU’s Captain America, Chris Evans.