At SDCC, Marvel revealed that Brie Larson has been cast as Captain Marvel Carol Danvers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is just the latest in a long line of new casting for the MCU as Phase 3 continues on.
Talking with ComicBook.com, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige talked about how Brie Larson came to be cast, as well as the mindset the studio had with casting her.
“The first casting choice as our own studio was Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark,” Feige says. “We set a bar that was very very high. Every time we bring somebody, whether or not it’s a co-starring role, certainly if it’s a starring role, we need to match that bar if it’s even possible. With Carol Danvers, with our first title female super hero in Captain Marvel we could do no less than that.”
Feige is, in fact, quite flattered that Larson is so interested in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“The fact that Brie, even after she won her big Academy Award, was interested in coming in and talking to us about the character, really fell in love with this character, really fell in love with the notion of being a symbol that can inspire everyone… We were very lucky. We were very lucky that she agreed to come on board and agreed to come out tonight at the end of the panel.”
Captain Marvel will debut in Avengers: Infinity War.