88th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Brie Larson attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage) Dan MacMedan—WireImage/Getty Images

Brie Larson Will Officially Play Captain Marvel

Jul 23, 2016

It's official: Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel, due out in 2018, will be Marvel's first solo female superhero movie.

The announcement came at the end of the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday night. Larson, who won an Oscar for Room this year, was rumored to have been cast as the fighter-pilot-turned-superhero, but Marvel made the news official by bringing her onstage with the casts of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man.

The actress tweeted a snap of herself wearing a Marvel Studios hat after the panel.

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