Brie Larson frontrunner for Captain Marvel role

Actress Brie Larson could be taking on the role of Captain Marvel. Photo / Getty Images, Marvel
Actress Brie Larson could be taking on the role of Captain Marvel. Photo / Getty Images, Marvel

Brie Larson is reportedly in early talks to star as Captain Marvel in an upcoming superhero film.

The Oscar winner has emerged as the top choice to portray the character, who is one of Marvel's most popular female superheroes.

Brie Larson won an Oscar for best actress for her role in the movie Room. Photo / Getty Images
Brie Larson won an Oscar for best actress for her role in the movie Room. Photo / Getty Images

According to Variety, studio bosses are still in early negotiations with Larson, but she is leaning towards taking on the role, which would be Marvel's first female-led superhero film.

Captain Marvel (right) teams up with The Avengers in the comic books and cartoons. Photo / Getty Images
Captain Marvel (right) teams up with The Avengers in the comic books and cartoons. Photo / Getty Images

Emily Blunt and Olivia Wilde were previously linked to play the titular heroine.

While no director is currently attached to the project, Inside Out writers Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently penning the script.

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Captain Marvel is the superhero alter ego of air force pilot Carol Danvers, whose DNA is fused with an alien's during a freak accident.

The long-gestating project is currently slated for release in March, 2019.

- WENN

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