Brie Larson Could Be ‘Captain Marvel’

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Academy Award winner Brie Larson could soon be leading her own Marvel movie.

Larson, who took home a Best Actress nod for her performance in Room, is reportedly in Marvel‘s sights to play popular female superhero Captain Marvel.

According to Variety‘s sources, Larson has entered early talks to play the heroine in a standalone feature, which Marvel has scheduled for U.S. release on March 8, 2019.

As of yet, there is no director attached to take the helm of Marvel’s first female-led outing, but word is that the studio wants to lock in a lead actress as early as possible. Apparently Marvel plans on introducing Captain Marvel in an earlier film.

Captain Marvel‘s screenplay is currently being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve, the latter of which was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out.

As per Variety, the film “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.”

Here are the Marvel Studios films, along with their U.S. release dates, that we’ll be receiving before Captain Marvel hits screens: