At the 49th San Diego Comic-Con Festival, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feig announced that Brie Larson will star in Captain Marvel. As noted by NBC, this will be the studio's first film featuring a female superhero. Superheroine Captain Marvel is a military pilot Carol Danvers with alien DNA. The heroine is a member of several teams, including the Avengers, Defenders, Guardians of the Galaxy and the SHIELD organization.
In the original graphic novel about Captain Marvel, the heroine loses her job at NASA due to ideological contradictions and becomes the editor of a women's magazine, in which she defends feminist views. Brie Larson also adheres to them: Time notes that during the press tour in support of "Room" the actress spoke out about the situation of women in the film industry and the problems faced by her colleagues.
The actress tweeted a photo from Comic-Con, in the commentary to which she wrote "Call me Captain Marvel."
Brie Larson won an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for her role in The Room. In March 2017, King Kong: Skull Island, starring Larson, will be released.
The release of the movie "Captain Marvel" is scheduled for March 8, 2019.