It’s being reported that Brie Larson is the frontrunner and is in early talks to play Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel.
Variety reports it’s unknown where exactly negotiations stand between Larson and Marvel, but that she is Marvel’s top choice, and that Larson is leaning toward playing the role.
It’s noted that Marvel may include Captain Marvel in one of their upcoming films prior to her standalone movie.
Captain Marvel has a March 8, 2019 release date, so it’s possible the character could first appear in Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Ant-Man & Wasp or The Avengers: Infinity War.
Marvel also has yet to announce a director for Captain Marvel.
Brie Larson is known for 21 Jump Street, The Russo brothers’ Community, Room, and has upcoming roles in Kong: Skull Island, The Glass Castle and Basmati Blues.