Fresh off of the award circuit for her role for last year's film, Room, Brie Larson is currently in early negotiation stages with Marvel to play Captain Marvel in 2019.
According to Variety, Larson is still in the very early stages of negotiating the role with the studio, but is definitely leaning toward accepting the part. The actress is the studio's first choice to play the popular superhero, whose stand-alone movie was announced in October 2014.
Captain Marvel follows air force pilot Carol Danvers after an accident with an alien leaves her with superhuman powers, like unbelievable strength and the ability to fly. The film, which was supposed to be released in 2018, was pushed back following changes to Marvel's schedule revolving around the upcoming Black Panther stand-alone movie.
Much like the recent inclusion of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, the idea is to have Captain Marvel cast as soon as possible so she can be introduced to audiences in an earlier movie. Between now and the release of Captain Marvel, there are seven other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including the third Avengers film, Infinity Part 1.
Marvel did not comment on the story. Captain Marvel is slated to be released on March 8, 2019.