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Brie Larson a frontrunner for Captain Marvel

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Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR-winning actress Brie Larson has emerged as a frontrunner to play Captain Marvel.

The Room star is reportedly in early talks with Marvel about the possibility of playing the lead in what would be the first stand-alone female superhero film.

Variety first reported the news, also suggesting that her character could be introduced for the first time in another Marvel film.

It also states that Angelina Jolie could direct, although no official approach has been made.

The screenplay will, however, be written by Inside Out’s Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy.

All that remains is to decide whether Larson can fit the film into her busy schedule. Since winning the best actress Oscar for her performance as an abducted mum in Room, she has been lining up the projects.

First up, is Ben Wheatley’s thriller Free Fire, followed by Bollywood comedy Basmati Blues and then blockbuster reboot Kong: Skull Island.

She’s also set to star in coming-of-age drama The Glass Castle alongside Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.

Captain Marvel is one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes.

The character begins life as Carol Danvers, an air force pilot involved in an accident that combines her DNA with that of an alien. She subsequently gains super strength.

Captain Marvel has currently been slated for release in 2018.

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