88th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsCarol Danvers, is that you? Marvel isn't going to give Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, her own standalone movie until March 2019; but Variety posted an exclusive saying reigning Best Actress Oscar winner Brie Larson is in early talks to play the role. The "Room" star is said to be Marvel's first choice, and leaning toward saying yes, which sounds like a winning combination.

As Variety noted, "Inside Out" writer Meg LeFauve and "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer Nicole Perlman are now working on the "Captain Marvel" script, which follows Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, "whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project and flight." Take that, radioactive spider!

There's no director yet, but that was expected, since Marvel reportedly wants to get the star cast first, then probably follow the usual formula of introducing the character in one of the other Marvel Cinematic Universe films before the solo premieres.

Marvel initiated Phase Three of the MCU with "Captain America: Civil War." As the schedule currently stands, we next have "Doctor Strange" (Nov. 2016), then "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (May 2017), "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (July 2017), "Thor: Ragnarok" (Nov. 2017), "Black Panther" (Feb. 2018), "Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1" (May 2018), "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (July 2018), "Captain Marvel" (March 8, 2019), and "Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2" (May 2019).

What do you think about Brie Larson as Captain Marvel? Seems like they'd be lucky to have her. Whoever ends up cast, do you think Captain Marvel will first appear in "Infinity War - Part 1" or ... when?

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