The Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room, 21 Jump Street, Rachel in Community TV series) is confirmed to play the iconic female superhero Captain Marvel as part of Phase 3 of Marvel cinematic universe. She will make her debut in Avengers Infinity War. There is also a standalone movie in the works which is based on Captain Marvel, it’s screenplay will be written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman (of Guardians of the Galaxy fame).
Carol Danvers is an airforce pilot who met with a major accident that led to her DNA getting mixed with an alien which gave her super-strength. She is also famous for being a female superhero who aggressively fight for equal pay for women. On a power level, she is equivalent to Vision or Scarlett Witch, popularly known as Wonder woman of Marvel universe. In the MCU, the studio is planning to give an entirely different origin story to Captain Marvel because of its similarities to Green Lantern (Hell Jordan).
Kevin Feige (the head of Marvel studios) said in a recent interview that Captain Marvel will be the “most powerful” superhero in the Marvel universe. It is speculated that we may see an Infinity gem that will mark her transition from an airforce pilot to a superhero. There is also a possibility that she will replace Captain America and assume a leadership role in phase 4 of MCU.
There is a strong speculation that Samuel Jackson may reprise his role Nick Fury in the Captain Marvel solo movie. In an interview with ‘We Got This Covered’ magazine, Samuel Jackson hinted at his possible return as Nick Fury, he said:
“Yeah, I’d love to do a Nick Fury movie. I’m always open and game. But they got Infinity Wars, two movies to do there, and after that, there’s Brie Larson’s movie Captain Marvel, which maybe I will be part of.”