Marvel Studios dropped a ton of big news recently at San Diego Comic-Con, including a bunch of Black Panther news, and the identity of Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Even with that, there is no question that the biggest announcement they made was finally confirming that Oscar winner Brie Larson is indeed playing Captain Marvel. Even though the movie doesn't come out for a couple of years, the actress has already taken to the role, as she recently revealed she is already studying up.
The actress took to her Twitter account to reveal that she is digging into the source material for her role as Captain Marvel. The photo Larson tweeted out features her laying on her couch, halfway covered up with a blanket, reading a Captain Marvel comic book, while dressed up in a Captain Marvel outfit. She captioned the photo with "Larson Industries R&D Dept."
Many creatives who have boarded comic book movies, be it in front of or behind the camera, have adopted the trend of posting comic books that they are reading to their social media accounts to show that they are studying up. There is no doubt that Larson seems to be loving this Captain Marvel business so far, and instead of just posting herself reading the book, she is clearly having some fun with the whole thing. As for what Larson is reading to study up? The picture features Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More which was written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by David Lopez.
Before the Captain Marvel movie was officially announced, there was some debate about which version of the character we were going to see on screen. Larson is going to be playing Carol Danvers, the more classic version of the character. However, there was quite a bit of demand to see G. Willow Wilson's more recent take on the character in her Ms. Marvel comic books series, which features a young Muslim girl named Kamala Khan taking up the mantle of Captain Marvel. During Marvel's Phase 3 announcement event, Kevin Feige made it very clear that we are going to see Carol Danvers.
"Let me clarify. Captain Marvel has gone by many names in the comics, has had many people who've inhabited that costume and used that power base. I want to make it very clear: This hero's name is Carol Danvers."
Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are writing the script for Captain Marvel, but we don't know much about the story yet. 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, after 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, which arrives on May 3, 2018, 10 months before Captain Marvel debuts on March 8, 2019.