CORE STORY: Brie Larson in talks to play Marvel’s first female solo superhero

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Photo: NBC

Chris Luckett

It’s common after an Oscar-winning dramatic role for an actress to take an superhero-blockbuster role — see: Halle Berry in Catwoman, Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux, or Natalie Portman in Thor — but Brie Larson looks to be making the most of her post-Room clout.

Close sources revealed to Variety that Larson has entered early talks to play Captain Marvel, one of the comic company’s most popular female superheroes, in a self-titled picture within the “Phase 3” arm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading

RANKED: Marvel Studios

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Photo: Marvel Studios

Chris Luckett

Marvel continues its dominance of the superhero sub-genre with their latest chapter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Despite it being only the second standalone Captain America movie (not including previous incarnations), anyone who’s watched a Marvel movie in the last six years knows the whole universe of their films are intricately connected.

Since 2008, when Marvel Studios exploded onto the scene with Iron Man, the studio has built an interconnected series of superhero stories that weave through and around each other, before occasionally culminating in an Avengers movie. The series – eight in all so far, not including Captain America: The Winter Soldier – hasn’t had a perfect track record, but it’s yielded more hits than misses.

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