Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel?
Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel?Reuters

The upcoming movie on Captain Marvel is one of the most-anticipated Marvel ventures in recent times. Besides being one of the most popular Marvel characters, she will also be one of the first superheroines to get a movie of her own in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Over the past few months, several prominent actors' names have come up in connection with the iconic superheroine, and now, rumours state that Academy Award-winner Brie Larson is the latest front runner.

Variety has reported that Larson is in early talks for the film. However, it is not yet clear where negotiations stand. Sources have told Variety that Larson is the first choice, and is leaning towards playing the part.

In an earlier interview with Gizmodo, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said: "[You'll have] a filmmaker and cast by the summer. Maybe before. Maybe after. Filmmaker announcement first." Though the director has not been confirmed yet, it seems the casting has actively begun.

According to the website, even though Larson recently won an Oscar, she is still not that well known, and that is why she is one of the top contenders for Captain Marvel's role, as the producers want a new face to don the superheroine's costume.

Before acting in "Room," Larson appeared in "21 Jump Street," and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." She has also starred in the critically acclaimed movie "Short Term 12" and will be seen next in "Kong: Skull Island."

Written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, "Captain Marvel" is currently scheduled to hit the big theatres on March 2019.

There have been several characters who have donned the costume of Captain Marvel throughout the years in Marvel comic books. It is not yet revealed which of them the movie adaptation will be based on.