It's Official: Brie Larson Is Captain Marvel

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe finally has its first female lead. It’s Brie Larson, who’ll play Captain Marvel in a movie that’s coming out March 2019. It’s news we heard rumored months ago but Marvel waited until Comic-Con to officially confirm it. Check out the logo after the jump.

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*Correction: We previously had an old release date on this story. Captain Marvel is opening March 8, 2019.

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Don’t like it. Too young and she doesn’t have the physicality for the part. Somebody was mentioning with regard to the Wonder Woman trailer that it seems like a lot of Gadot’s prowess is being displayed via slow-motion action — a fairly sure sign that it can’t be pulled off in believable fashion in real time. ... I think the same will end up being true here, unfortunately. Carol’s one of the toughest heroes in the MCU, regardless of gender, but I’m just not seeing it here. ... The ONLY way it might work is if she’s going to be entering the MCU in the same way as Peter Parker, young, slight and still inexperienced. So MAYBE Larson works as a origin story. (I’m also impatient, though. I want a grown-up, rough-and-tumble Danvers, so that we can then bring Kamala Khan onto the scene soon thereafter.)