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Brie Larson confirmed to play Captain Marvel

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Story by Jack Foley

BRIE Larson has been confirmed as Marvel’s first leading lady, Captain Marvel.

The Oscar-winning star of Room had emerged as a frontrunner to land the role earlier this summer, but appeared as part of Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con to put an end to the speculation.

She also Tweeted the news herself shortly after the panel with a photo captioned: “Call me Captain Marvel.”

Larson will therefore play Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who gains powers after her DNA becomes fused with an alien after an accident.

The film, which boasts a script from Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Nicole Perlman and Inside Out‘s Meg LeFauve, is currently scheduled for release in 2019.

Captain Marvel, aka Danvers, has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise to prominence ever since Kelly Sue DeConnick reinvented the character in 2012 to give her a new direction and standing among the Avengers.

Such was the fan response that the character quickly emerged as the lead contender to become the star of Marvel’s first female-led movie.

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