Brie Larson has yet to make her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but the Oscar-winning actress is making it clear: she plans to direct a Marvel film in the future.
Since winning best-actress at the Academy Awards for her performance in the 2015 film Room, Brie Larson has made her foray into big-budget blockbusters first with this year’s Kong: Skull Island and will follow that with the first female-led installment of the MCU, Captain Marvel. The film is set to be a period piece as Marvel dials back the clock to the ’90s to tell the origin of Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers, a test pilot in the comics who gained super strength and the ability to fly after being caught in an explosion with a Kree device. The film will focus on the character of Danvers while also featuring a young two-eyed Nick Fury and the first appearance of the Skrulls in the MCU. The Skrulls are an advanced alien race known for the Kree-Skrull War in the comics.
Brie Larson also just directed her first feature-length film, Unicorn Store, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the actress was asked whether or not her aspirations included helming a comic book film when she revealed that’s the plan:
“Oh yeah, that’s my plan. Why not? My new life philosophy is I’m not going to tell myself no. I’m just going to do stuff until someone else tells me no.”
As for the Captain Marvel film itself, Mississippi Grind directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are set to helm the project which will begin filming in February of 2018. The script has been written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Oscar nominee Meg LeFauve (Inside Out).
While Brie Larson won’t make her appearance in the MCU until 2019, we expect to see back to back appearances from her that year as Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019 and the actress was recently spotted on the set of Avengers 4 which will be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.