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‘Room’ Oscar winner Brie Larson to star in Captain Marvel movie

Brie Larson arrives for a panel promoting her upcoming film "Kong: Skull Island" at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego. | Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

SAN DIEGO — Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero.

Disney and Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Larson will star in “Captain Marvel” as the butt-kicking air force pilot Carol Danvers who gets special powers after an alien encounter.

“Captain Marvel” will be the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to center on a female character. The film is scheduled for release in March of 2019.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” writer Nicole Perlman and “Inside Out’s” Meg LeFauve are co-writing the screenplay. No director has been announced.

Larson won the best actress Academy Award this year for her performance in “Room.” She was on the Comic-Con stage earlier in the day promoting the upcoming King Kong film “Kong: Skull Island.”