Many things were revealed last night during the Marvel Studios Panel in H Hall of San Diego Comic-Con. One of these reveals was that Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) had been chosen to helm the role of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It had been rumored before that Larson was being considered for this part, but we found veracity in those rumors when it was officially announced last night.
It’s taken them a while to finally decide on an actress for this role. Many candidates were circling the web for a years, but it’s logical. When Marvel chooses someone for a role, they want to pick someone who’s usually going to be around for many movies down the line. But what make them choose Brie Larson specifically? Well Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige lets us in on his reasoning.
Comicbook.com got the chance to catch Feige after the conference and ask him what went into choosing Larson for the role:
“The first casting choice as our own studio was Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark,” Feige says. “We set a bar that was very very high. Every time we bring somebody, whether or not it’s a co-starring role, certainly if it’s a starring role, we need to match that bar if it’s even possible. With Carol Danvers, with our first title female super hero in Captain Marvel we could do no less than that.”
Amazingly enough, Feige was shocked that Brie Larson even considered taking the role, considering her status:
“The fact that Brie, even after she won her big Academy Award, was interested in coming in and talking to us about the character, really fell in love with this character, really fell in love with the notion of being a symbol that can inspire everyone… We were very lucky. We were very lucky that she agreed to come on board and agreed to come out tonight at the end of the panel.”
Come on, let’s face it though. Who in their right mind would really turn down the chance to play a superhero?
Captain Marvel still has a good two years before it’s hitting theaters, so we’ve got a while before she gets her solo film. However she’s set to appear in Infinity War just a couple of months before her solo film, so we’re going to get a pretty big dose of her in one sitting.
Avengers: Infinity War Part One is scheduled to release on May 4th, 2018; Captain Marvel on July 6th, 2018