LOS ANGELES — Brie Larson is in early talks to play Carol Danvers/a.k.a Captain Marvel, one of the most powerful characters in all of the comic book and cinematic superhero universes who’s never been portrayed onscreen before, according to a Wednesday report in Variety.
Variety Scoopinator T-1000 Justin Kroll writes that Larson is in early talks, she’s Marvel’s first choice and she wants the job. Disney would not comment to Mashable, but here’s how to read this: She’s doing it.
Carol Danvers is the closest thing Marvel has to Superman — in fact, the former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot’s early comic-book derivative was tweaked for being too similar to the Man of Steel — and will be a major presence once she finally hits theaters with a standalone in 2019, or more likely before, when Infinity War Part 1 comes out May 4, 2018.
“Early talks” do fall apart sometimes, and sometimes studios and agencies will float trial balloons to gauge reaction to use in negotiations. This doesn’t feel like either of those. This feels like a deal will get made.
Larson doesn’t need to chase Oscars at the moment, as hers has barely collected any dust since she won it for Room. She’s shooting Lionsgate family drama The Glass Castle in a role once meant for Jennifer Lawrence, and then her schedule is free and clear.
Why not a big, fun, possibly hugely empowering and female-superhero-movie-generating alpha-female role? The 26-year-old has played just about everything else in a steadily busy film and television career spanning back to her childhood — this would be the young veteran’s biggest paycheck to date.
And let’s face it, it’s not hard to see:
Though other candidates such as Emily Blunt and Katee Sackhoff have had their turns in the front-runner’s seat, Larson arrives at a moment when pre-production work needs to get started on the character, no matter where she appears first.
The question now is: Will she ask for Robert Downey Jr. money? And should she? Captain Marvel stands to take over as the leader (and fan-favorite) of the Avengers at some point, probably with Captain America, possibly with Tony.
OK, maybe not with Tony.
Because not everyone in this town makes Robert Downey Jr. money.
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