Captain Marvel is the latest superhero outing for Marvel Studios, whose popularity only continues to increase with recent efforts like Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther.

The 2019 release of Captain Marvel will provide the Marvel Cinematic Universe with its first female-led superhero film, and will hopefully prove as successful as DC’s Wonder Woman, which was directed by Patty Jenkins and starred Gal Gadot.

It’s set to be one of the biggest Marvel releases of the year, but who is actually playing the titular character?

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige onstage during Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on October 28, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Who is Playing Captain Marvel?

Captain Marvel – also known as Carol Danvers – will be played by none other than Brie Larson, who has long impressed audiences with her diverse acting talents.

It will be the twenty-first film in the MCU, but this is something more significant than just another addition to the franchise.

The success of the film rests on Larson, who is largely considered a safe bet.

But what else has Brie Larson been in?

Brie Larson: Movies

Brie is most famous for her role in 2015’s Room, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

It was based on Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel of the same name and was directed by Lenny Abrahamson, telling the story of a mother and son who enter the world after being held captive for many years. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it; Brie Larson has been in quite a lot since.

Recently, she starred in Kong: Skull Island (2017) as Mason Weaver.

She’s also appeared in some terrific indie movies such as Short Term 12 (2013), The Spectacular Now (2013), Free Fire (2016) Don Jon (2013), and also played Scott’s ex Envy Adams in Edgar Wright’s hilarious 2011 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 13: Brie Larson attends the Women In Film 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards presented by Max Mara, Lancôme and Lexus at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 13, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Women In Film)

What is Captain Marvel About?

Captain Marvel will see the hero attempt to save Earth after two alien races wage a galactic war.

Who is in Captain Marvel?

Brie Larson will star alongside the likes of Jude Law and Samuel L. Jackson, once again returning as Nick Fury.

His presence will likely help tie the events of Captain Marvel into Avengers: Endgame

When is Captain Marvel Coming Out?

Captain Marvel is set for cinema release on Friday, March 8th.

It would be wise to catch it before Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas 26 April 2019.


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