Brie Larson ‘in early talks to play Captain Marvel’

Oscar-winning actress is being lined up to star in a standalone live-action movie

Brie Larson is reportedly being lined up to play iconic superhero Captain Marvel.

The Oscar-winning actress is said to be in “early talks” to star in a standalone live-action Captain Marvel movie.

She would play Carol Danvers, a US air force pilot who acquires super powers when her DNA becomes intertwined with that of an alien during an accident.

When contacted by Variety, Marvel offered no comment on the report linking Larson to Captain Marvel.

The Captain Marvel movie currently has no director but the script is being written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians Of The Galaxy). At present, the film has been given a release date of March 8, 2019.

Larson, who took home the Best Actress prize at this year’s Academy Awards for her performance in indie drama Room, will be seen next year in Kong: Skull Island, the upcoming King Kong reboot which also stars Tom Hiddleston.

Her other upcoming films include Free Fire, a British crime drama co-starring Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and Cillian Murphy.

In the Marvel comic books universe, Carol Danvers, a superhero previously known as Ms. Marvel, became the latest character to assume the prestigious title of “Captain Marvel” in 2012.