Brie Larson Is Officially ‘Captain Marvel’

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Brie Larson is officially confirmed to take on the role.

The Oscar-winning actress was announced as Captain Marvel at the annual San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 23, 2016), ending months of speculation. She will be the first woman to star in a female-led superhero film from the studio — and boy is she excited. Larson later shared her enthusiasm and posed for a photo in a Marvel hat with the caption “Call me Captain Marvel”.

Call me Captain Marvel.

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The announcement was made during the studio’s panel in Hall H, when Marvel President Kevin Feige suggested to the audience that everyone from the Marvel family should gather on stage to take a selfie. However, there was one important person missing from the bunch.

“Hang on, if we’re actually going to do a big Marvel family photo, we should probably introduce the newest member… the newest person joining us…Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson,” at which point the Room star walked on stage to deafening cheers and applause.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for release in March of 2019.