Marvel Studios has only gotten continuously better at casting their films over the past several years, convincing a number of actors to be in their movies that, just a few years ago, comic book fans probably didn't think they'd ever see appear in a superhero flick. However, perhaps one of their most exciting castings yet came earlier this year when Brie Larson was confirmed to be playing Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the character's planned standalone film. This news, of course, came just a few months after Larson's Oscar win for Best Actress, when she seemed to be on the tip of everyone's tongues and quickly became one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry.
Not much is known about the Captain Marvel film as of now, other than its screenwriters, release date, and lead star, with a director announcement expected to come sometime (hopefully) soon. Predictably, though, that hasn't stopped Marvel from keeping the hype train going about Larson playing the character, including in some of their non-film products too.
In an exciting and funny new Instagram post today, Larson herself revealed an Easter egg that comic book readers can expect to see in the upcoming Spider-Man/Deadpool #12, in which Carol Danvers makes a bit of a meta reference when asking for a copy of Room, last year's critically-acclaimed drama that Larson won her Academy Award for, and getting Tommy Wiseau's The Room instead. Take a look for yourself below:
Marvel's not the only ones excited about Larson's casting as the character either, with the actress wasting little time following the announcement this summer to show fans her commitment to getting the character right. From the moment that Larson entered into the conversation to possibly be playing the character, fans seemed more than excited about the idea, with even some key Marvel heroes showing little hesitation about throwing in their support. In terms of Marvel's casting announcements, few have been on the receiving end of such excitement and positive praise, especially considering Carol Danvers was one of the most speculated, fan-casted characters to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe... ever.
When exactly Carol Danvers is going to be introduced seems to be an entirely different matter of discussion, with her standalone film currently set to be released in early 2019. However, many fans and previous reports seem to indicate that she will make her live-action introduction first in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. Taking into account the character's immense strength and power as a hero, she'll be one of the most integral new additions to the Avengers when they take on Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his Infinity Gauntlet, so it would certainly make sense for her to play a role in the film in some form or another. Either way, there's no denying the clear excitement and anticipation surrounding Larson's impending take on the beloved character, from not only fans, but also everyone at Marvel.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018