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, its screenplay will be written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman (of Guardians of the Galaxy fame). Kevin Feige (the head of Marvel Studios) said in an interview that Captain Marvel will be the “most powerful” superhero in the Marvel universe.
There is also a possibility that she will replace Captain America and assume a leadership role in Phase 4 of MCU.
It will be an origin story of Captain Marvel. 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. On a popularity level, Captain Marvel is relatively unknown as compared to Wonder Woman or Black Widow.
For weeks rumors were circulating that Samuel Jackson is returning as Nick Fury in Captain Marvel.
Well, now Deadline is reporting that rumors are indeed true and he is coming back, the announcement is likely in San-Diego Comic Con. He was the founder of “The Avengers” initiative when he reached out to Iron Man in 2008. He was last seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He will also appear in Avengers Infinity War. Although we don’t know the length of his role in Captain Marvel solo movie this is exciting news nonetheless.
The movie is due to start shooting in February 2018 for a March 2019 release.