Brie Larson has been having a great few years. Not only did she win an Oscar for starring in 2015’s Room (not to be confused with Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 disasterpiece, The Room), she’s also starred in a number of other critically acclaimed films, including Jordan-Vogt Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. If that weren’t enough, Larson also found time to film her directorial debut, Unicorn Store, which premiered at this year’s TIFF. Now, the actress is making her debut as Captain Marvel in 2019’s Avengers 4, where she’s reportedly begun filming alongside Chris Evans this week.
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Unlike Tom Holland’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers) will be featured in her own standalone film – scheduled for a March 2019 release – before appearing in Avengers 4 just two months later in May. The actress was reportedly seen on the set of Avengers 4 in Atlanta alongside Chris Evans. The upcoming film, the third in the MCU to be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, will be the last movie in Phase 3 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, making room for a new wave of Avengers – and a potentially new approach to how the Marvel movies are made – in Phase 4 and beyond.
Set as a prequel to the current events of the MCU, much like Wonder Woman in relation to the rest of the DCEU, the standalone Captain Marvel movie will star Larson and Samuel L. Jackson (the third of their collaborations, after Kong and Unicorn Store) returning as Nick Fury for the first time since 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson) with a screenplay by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Geneva-Robertson Dworet (Tomb Raider). Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on how substantial Larson’s role will be in the upcoming Avengers movie, but it’s safe to say she’ll probably be a pretty big part of the MCU going forward.
It’s kind of funny how many cast and crew members from Community are now part of the MCU. Along with Larson herself, who was featured in 3 episodes during seasons 4 and 5, directors Anthony and Joe Russo got their start on the acclaimed sitcom, as did producer Chris McKenna (writer for Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Donald Glover, who plays Miles Morales’ uncle in the aforementioned film. Danny Pudi also appeared as a SHIELD agent in Captain America: Winter Soldier. And it seems like the cast just won’t stop growing. Both the MCU and the DCEU are signing on the biggest and best talent in Hollywood right now, and we can’t wait to see what they do next!
Be sure to check out Thor: Ragnarok in theaters on November 3rd!