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SDCC 2016: Oscar-winning actor Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel

The studio, in an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, said Larson would play the title character Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel.

hollywood Updated: Jul 25, 2016 12:02 IST
The studio, in an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, said Larson would play the title character Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel.
The studio, in an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, said Larson would play the title character Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel.(Twitter)

2016 could not go any better for Brie Larson. After winning an Oscar for her stellar movie, Room, she will play the lead role in the upcoming superhero film Captain Marvel.

The studio, in an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, said Larson would play the title character Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, reports Aceshowbiz.com.

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Brie Larson gestures as Chris Hardwick takes a selfie with actors from Marvel Studios movies following the Marvel Studios panels on day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The 26-year-old surprised the crowd by showing up on the stage with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige as well as the cast of Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming for a group photograph.

Captain Marvel marks the first Marvel film with a woman in the lead role. The character debuted in the comics in 1968 as a human companion to the original Captain Marvel (the space alien Mar-Vell). She developed super powers of her own in a mid-1970s storyline and was initially called Ms. Marvel. She was given the title Captain Marvel in 2012 in tribute to the original, who was killed off via cancer in 1982.

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Captain Marvel is slated for release on March 8, 2019.

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