Brie Larson Rumored to Be Frontrunner for Captain Marvel Role

Brie Larson is about to become your new favorite superhero.

The Oscar-winning actress (2016’s Best Actress for her performance in Room) is rumored to be the frontrunner for the role of Captain Marvel, according to a Variety exclusive.

Sources tell Variety Larson is in early talks to play Captain Marvel, one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes, in an upcoming standalone film. It’s unknown where negotiations stand, but sources have told Variety that Larson is their first choice, and that she’s leaning toward playing the part.

Marvel had no comment on the story.

While there is no director attached to the standalone project yet, Variety notes that Marvel plans on possibly introducing the character in one of its upcoming films first prior to the Captain Marvel movie.

Variety describes the Captain Marvel plot as follows:

Inside Out scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script, which follows Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project and flight.