ABOUT DAMN TIME. How long have I been waiting for Captain Marvel to be cast? Long enough for the movie to have been pushed back twice and for me to dreamcast some previous unknowns in the Marvel franchise.
Saturday, during San Diego Comic Con, Marvel confirmed the rumors from last month that Brie Larson, star of The Room and Short Term 12, will play the titular character in Captain Marvel. Larson herself even took to Twitter, setting my heart quickly ablaze:
Call me Captain Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IgqRIb9ijM
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016
Captain Marvel will be the first female-led film in the MCU, leap-frogging over the much clamored for Black Widow standalone film. All I can say is, it better have some Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew (Spider-woman) BFF moments, or I’m rioting.
Captain Marvel will be penned by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauvre (Inside Out). There’s no word about other cast members. Captain Marvel is scheduled to release in theaters on March 8, 2019.