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Brie Larson is currently the frontrunner to play Captain Marvel

06.01.2016

There's been quite a exhaustive search for just the right actress to fill the shoes of Carol Danvers in CAPTAIN MARVEL, and according to Variety, they may have their sights set on Brie Larson (ROOM). Their sources tell them that Marvel is currently in early talks with Larson to play the character and that she seems to be their first choice. They also say that she seems keen on playing the part. Speaking as a big fan of Brie Larson, it'd be great to see what she'd do with a role like this.

Kevin Feige said in April that they would be announcing a director for CAPTAIN MARVEL within the next month or two as well as some cast members by the end of summer. Seems like things are on track. Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently working on the script, which chronicles the adventures of "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." Given that Marvel seems to like casting these main roles early, I think it'd be safe to say that we'll likely see Carol Danvers pop up in another Marvel flick before her own standalone film is released on March 8, 2019.

Sound off folks, would Brie Larson make for a good Captain Marvel?

Source: Variety

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12:25AM on 06/03/2016
Not feeling it...
Not feeling it...
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12:27PM on 06/02/2016
They should cast an unknown actress for this role.
They should cast an unknown actress for this role.
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1:58PM on 06/02/2016
Brie Larson may be an Oscar-winner, but she isn't exactly Jennifer Lawrence or Anna Kendrick or Shailene Woodley when it comes to famous actresses. But she is one of the best actresses working.

And I really find the suggestion of an "unknown" extremely vague. Does unknown mean untested, and how do you know that they would be any better?
Brie Larson may be an Oscar-winner, but she isn't exactly Jennifer Lawrence or Anna Kendrick or Shailene Woodley when it comes to famous actresses. But she is one of the best actresses working.

And I really find the suggestion of an "unknown" extremely vague. Does unknown mean untested, and how do you know that they would be any better?
9:36AM on 06/02/2016
Solid actress - more than solid actually, she's very good - but I wish Marvel would cast someone taller for the part. Granted, at 5'7" she's not as short as ScarJo, but since Danvers is a military woman, casting somebody tall would make the character look more badass. I was a little disappointed when I learned Elizabeth Debicki was cast for another part in the GotG sequel because she looks like Captain Marvel, she's a good actress and she's 6'2".

That being said, I must admit that I was
Solid actress - more than solid actually, she's very good - but I wish Marvel would cast someone taller for the part. Granted, at 5'7" she's not as short as ScarJo, but since Danvers is a military woman, casting somebody tall would make the character look more badass. I was a little disappointed when I learned Elizabeth Debicki was cast for another part in the GotG sequel because she looks like Captain Marvel, she's a good actress and she's 6'2".

That being said, I must admit that I was surprised to learn that Emily Blunt is the same height as Larson, which would tend to prove that I don't notice the height as much as I think I do.
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7:39AM on 06/02/2016
I can see this working, also her getting the job.
I can see this working, also her getting the job.
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3:58AM on 06/02/2016
Don't really mind her because she's got the acting chops. After watching Edge of Tomorrow however, I feel like Emily Blunt should play Captain Marvel. Just an opinion though.
Don't really mind her because she's got the acting chops. After watching Edge of Tomorrow however, I feel like Emily Blunt should play Captain Marvel. Just an opinion though.
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6:16AM on 06/02/2016
She was Marvel's top choice for both Black Widow and Peggy Carter, so I'm a little surprised that she's not the front runner here. We know that they DID at least talk to her about it, so I'd imagine that the for whatever reason their talks probably fell through.
She was Marvel's top choice for both Black Widow and Peggy Carter, so I'm a little surprised that she's not the front runner here. We know that they DID at least talk to her about it, so I'd imagine that the for whatever reason their talks probably fell through.
12:45AM on 06/02/2016
No clue who this chick is, but I can see her pulling off Carol Danvers.
No clue who this chick is, but I can see her pulling off Carol Danvers.
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12:23AM on 06/02/2016

Yeah.....that's close to perfect

I really have liked her range in previous roles, she's gorgeous, and she's a major star. That would be one of their best casting decisions yet. At this point I'm wondering if it's possible for them to make a mistake at this point.
I really have liked her range in previous roles, she's gorgeous, and she's a major star. That would be one of their best casting decisions yet. At this point I'm wondering if it's possible for them to make a mistake at this point.
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11:53PM on 06/01/2016
This feels like let's get the latest "it girl" casting. Wouldn't love it but wouldn't hate it either.
This feels like let's get the latest "it girl" casting. Wouldn't love it but wouldn't hate it either.
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11:58PM on 06/01/2016
Yeah, she's definitely been getting a lot of mainstream attention lately, which certainly lends her an "It Girl" vibe, which is unfortunate, because she's been doing solid work for years.
Yeah, she's definitely been getting a lot of mainstream attention lately, which certainly lends her an "It Girl" vibe, which is unfortunate, because she's been doing solid work for years.
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11:43PM on 06/01/2016

Mmm... Totally nailed this!

I've mentioned in a few different threads that she's been my top choice since I saw her in Short Term Twelve. I thought she was a long shot, but if she does get cast I will totally stoked (it will also be the second Avenger I've correctly cast after Paul Rudd as Ant-Man).
I've mentioned in a few different threads that she's been my top choice since I saw her in Short Term Twelve. I thought she was a long shot, but if she does get cast I will totally stoked (it will also be the second Avenger I've correctly cast after Paul Rudd as Ant-Man).
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11:04PM on 06/01/2016

Nice choice...

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10:44PM on 06/01/2016
Huh, hadn't even considered her, but she's definitely a solid choice.
Huh, hadn't even considered her, but she's definitely a solid choice.
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9:10PM on 06/01/2016
Meh. I honestly think that Marvel could do better in casting someone else as Captain Marvel. She's a good actress and sexy, but I just don't envision her being the best possible choice for Captain Marvel.
Meh. I honestly think that Marvel could do better in casting someone else as Captain Marvel. She's a good actress and sexy, but I just don't envision her being the best possible choice for Captain Marvel.
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9:52PM on 06/01/2016
Can I ask who your choice would be?
Can I ask who your choice would be?
11:48PM on 06/01/2016
Whaaat? Good actress and hot (AND looks like the source material) What more could a fanboy possibly want?!
Whaaat? Good actress and hot (AND looks like the source material) What more could a fanboy possibly want?!
8:40PM on 06/01/2016
Pretty good choice but Katheryn Winnick would be a significantly better one. She is a trained martial artist and no stranger to stunts and scuffles that will be required.
Pretty good choice but Katheryn Winnick would be a significantly better one. She is a trained martial artist and no stranger to stunts and scuffles that will be required.
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8:39PM on 06/01/2016

YES

Also a big Brie Larson fan! Love this casting if it proves true!
Also a big Brie Larson fan! Love this casting if it proves true!
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11:54PM on 06/01/2016
You sir, have excellent taste.
You sir, have excellent taste.
8:29PM on 06/01/2016
150,000% YES!
150,000% YES!
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8:24PM on 06/01/2016
I think Brie's a great choice. I am much more excited that this leaves Rebecca Furgeson open for Poison Ivy in the DCEU.
I think Brie's a great choice. I am much more excited that this leaves Rebecca Furgeson open for Poison Ivy in the DCEU.
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