Brie Larson Wants Everyone to Know She's Taking Her Captain Marvel Role Seriously

She's embracing her inner comic book nerd.

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Brie Larson is taking her role as Captain Marvel very seriously—and she's tweeting the pictures to prove it. Captain Marvel is the first female hero to headline her own film under Marvel Studios, so fans are naturally very invested in the film.

Larson is clearly really invested, too, because she's already doing her research. She tweeted a picture of herself wearing Captain Marvel's signature colors and reading Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez. "Larson Industries R&D Dept," she tweeted with the image.

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Rumors have been swirling for months that Larson would star as Captain Marvel, but the official announcement was made at last month's San Diego Comic-Con. Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) reported that at the SDCC presentation, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also elaborated on which iteration of the iconic character Larson would be portraying.

"Let me clarify. Captain Marvel has gone by many names in the comics, has had many people who've inhabited that costume and used that power base. I want to make it very clear: This hero's name is Carol Danvers," Feige said.

We're as excited to see Larson's take on the character as she clearly is to be playing her. Captain Marvel is currently slated for a March 2019 release.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.