Brie Larson Reportedly In Early Talks To Play Captain Marvel

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, the Room Oscar winner, is said to be in early talks to play the lead role in Marvel's Captain Marvel.

Variety reports Larson is the studio's first choice, but it is unclear where negotiations stand at the moment. As talks are early, it is possible a deal may not be struck, but Larson is also said to be leaning toward playing the role.

Presently, the film is still without a director, with Marvel looking for a women to take the helm as the project represents the first solo outing for a female hero in the studio's portfolio. And as Variety suggests, casting the part early may indicate she will appear in one of the earlier films in the schedule; not unlike the introductions of Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther or Tom Holland's Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.

If that is the case, the character could be introduced as early as Spider-Man: Homecoming or as late as Ant-Man & The Wasp, the film currently scheduled to be released just prior to Captain Marvel. Although, many have guessed the character could be introduced in the first part of Avengers: Infinity War.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for release on March 8th, 2019.