Word broke last week that Marvel may have found the actress set to headline the studio’s first female-led superhero movie.
Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson is said to be frontrunner for the part of Captain Marvel, a major role in Marvel’s next phase. The potential casting news has been met with mostly positive reactions, and you can count Captain America himself among those decidedly in favour of Larson taking on the role.
“I just heard about that. I really hope that happens! I love Brie Larson,” Evans told ComicBook.com while on a panel at Wizard World Philadelphia.
“We did a movie together back in ’09, Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I cannot say enough about Brie Larson. I think she’s phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.”
Larson’s fans are no doubt hoping the same. The actress has been on the up and up over the last few years, moving from small parts in films such as 21 Jump Street, The Spectacular Now and Don Jon, to wide acclaim in dramas Short Term 12 and Room, the latter of which earned her a Best Actress Oscar.
Captain Marvel isn’t the only Marvel heroine to have a film in the pipeline. Kevin Feige recently confirmed that Marvel was “committed” to delivering a Black Widow movie, which would see Scarlett Johansson reprising her role for the character’s first solo outing.