After her Oscar-winning turn in Room, Brie Larson may be ready to step into the shoes of one of Marvel’s most popular female superheros.
Sources tell Variety Marvel is in early talks with Larson to play Captain Marvel in the studio’s standalone project. It is unknown where things stand in negotiations, but sources have told Variety that Larson is the first choice, and that she’s leaning toward playing the part.
Marvel had no comment on the story. No director is currently on board.
Marvel, however, had always planned to have an actress lined up early, with the idea of possibly introducing her in one of its upcoming films before its Captain Marvel movie bows.
Inside Out writers Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script, which follows Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project and flight. Kevin Feige is producing the film.
Larson has been choosing both big-budget spectacles, like the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, and prestige films, such as Room and The Glass Castle, which she is currently filming.
She can be seen next in Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire opposite Armie Hammer. – Reuters/Justin Kroll