Kevin Feige promised we’d be getting a Captain Marvelcasting announcement by the end of the summer, and we plan on holding him to that — but, in the mean time, we’ll have to make do with the most substantial reports the Internet has to offer. Variety broke the news last week that Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room, Trainwreck) is the current frontrunner for the lead role in first female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, and there’s one person who’s really happy at her prospective casting: Captain America himself, Chris Evans…
Evans spoke to Comicbook.com at this past weekend’s Wizard World, and had this to say about Larson as Captain Marvel:
I just heard about that. I really hope that happens. I love Brie Larson. We did a movie together back in ‘09, we did Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I cannot say enough about Brie Larson. I think she is phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.
If you’d like to see how excited Evans get about the Larson as Captain Marvel prospect, here’s the video:
And if you’d like to see Larson in her role as Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, here’s a music video of Envy Adams taking to the stage (and, yes, that’s really Brie Larson singing). It also awesomely includes Brandon Routh (aka Superman aka Atom) as one of the many ex-boyfriends in the film…
If Brie Larson is cast in the iconic role, the MCU would continue its tradition of casting female actresses who have previously starred in underrated films with Chris Evans — the most notable example being Scarlett Johannson (who technically predated Evans in the MCU, first appearing in Iron Man 2). Evans and Johannson appeared in two movies together before joining forces in the MCU, including The Nanny Diaries, in which Evans appears as Johannson’s love interest.
Other names linked with the film role of Carol Danvers include Emily Blunt and, if you’re chiefly into fan-casting, Battlestar Galacticaactress Katee Sackhoff. Guardians of the Galaxyscriptwriter Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Inside Out) are set to pen the script for the Captain Marvel movie.