Marvel's Kevin Feige has always been a man of his word. When he teased that cast members and a director for the studio's highly-anticipated Captain Marvel would be announced this summer, we had no reason to question whether or not these reveals would happen. Yesterday, news broke that Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson had entered early talks with the studio to play the title character, a.k.a. Carol Danvers. And while nothing is set in stone yet, the actress is said to be the studio's top choice, and she's interested in taking on the role. While we wait for confirmation from Marvel, new fan artwork has surfaced, offering a glimpse at what the actress may look like in the iconic Captain Marvel costume.
The first piece of artwork was created by celebrated artist BossLogic, who debuted his rendition of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel yesterday on Twitter, just hours after the news first broke. Of course, both the artwork and the casting are not official yet, and we don't know if the movie costume will reflect BossLogic's artwork. Still, it does give fans an idea of how she may look as this female superhero.
Captain Marvel isn't set to hit theaters until March 8, 2019, but yesterday's report revealed that the studio wanted to cast this role early, so they can bring her in for some of their other superhero movies. Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo let it slip that Captain Marvel will be featured in Avengers: Infinity War, which starts shooting this coming November. If Brie Larson does in fact close her deal in the near future, it's certainly possible that she could be confirmed as part of the Infinity War cast before filming begins.
Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, first debuted in 1968's "Marvel Super-Heroes" #13. She was a U.S. Air Force security chief who is transformed into Captain Marvel following an explosion that involved Kree technology. Among Captain Marvel's powers are superhuman strength and the ability to fly after her DNA was infused with a Kree alien. It's possible that we could see Captain Marvel get her powers at some point during Avengers: Infinity War Part I, which arrives on May 3, 2018, 10 months before the Captain Marvel movie debuts on March 8, 2019.
The project doesn't have a director in place quite yet, but rumors surfaced last month that newcomer Emily Carmichael may have landed the coveted directing gig, which would mark her feature film debut. Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are writing the script for Captain Marvel, but there is very little we know about the story yet. While we wait for confirmation on Brie Larson's casting in Captain Marvel, take a look at the fan artwork below.