She’ll be the first Marvel superhero to get a solo film and rightly so.
Academy Award winner Brie Larson has been confirmed as the heroine with cosmic powers. And frankly, we couldn’t be happier.
Over the years she’s had a few names. Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird and Captain Marvel but Carol Susan Jane Danvers, originally a Captain in the US Air Force, wanted only to be the best she could be. As fate would be she was sent into space where she was confronted the alien race known as the Kree, during one of their many battles with their lifelong enemies, the Skrulls, and she was bombarded with an energy cannon that imbued her with cosmic powers, including energy absorption, flight and super strength. Making her way to Earth she took on the name Ms. Marvel in honour of the Kree hero Mahr-Vell and eventually became a member of the Avengers, while enjoying many adventures of her own, going up against enemies such as Mystique, the Brood, Moonstone and A.I.M.
As heroes go she’s incredible and one of the greatest ever created. Much like DC’s Wonder Woman she represents feminism and women’s rights. A few moments in the ’90s saw her stories make her out to be a second class character, violating her status, but new writers and editors soon changed that.
Brie is a powerhouse of acting talents and skills. This year she won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in Room. The role of a troubled mother and her relationship with her child showed us how far her range goes and how she can dig deep into a characters emotional state.
The movie, set for a 2019 release has not yet been set a director but Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve will pen it. With comic creator Gene Colan‘s assistance, we hope.